The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance

Author: Lizbeth Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134707591
Release Date: 2002-01-31
Genre: Performing Arts

The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance presents the most influential and widely-known, critical work on gender and performing arts, together with exciting and provocative new writings. It provides systematically arranged articles to guide the reader from topic to topic, and specially linked articles by scholars and teachers to explain key issues and put the extracts in context. This comprehensive volume: * reviews women's contributions to theatre history * includes contributions from many of the top academics in this discipline * examines how theatre has represented women over the centuries * introduces readers to major theoretical approaches and more complex questions about gender, the body and cross-dressing * offers an international perspective, including material from post-apartheid South Africa and post-communist Russia.

The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance

Author: Jane de Gay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134686667
Release Date: 2002-01-31
Genre: Performing Arts

The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance brings together for the first time a comprehensive collection of extracts from key writings on politics, ideology, and performance. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, and including new writings from leading scholars, the book provides material on: * post-coloniality and performance theory and practice * critical theories and performance * intercultural perspectives * power, politics and the theatre * sexuality in performance * live arts and the media * theatre games.

Post war British Drama Looking Back in Gender

Author: Michelene Wandor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134773114
Release Date: 2003-12-16

In this extensively revised and updated edition of her classic work, Look Back in Gender, Michelene Wandor confirms the symbiotic relationship between drama and gender in a provocative look at key, representative British plays from the last fifty years. Repositioning the text at the heart of hteatre studies, Wandor surveys plays by Ayckbourn, Beckett, Churchill, Daniels, Friel, Hare, Kane, Osborne, Pinter, Ravenhill, Wertenbaker, Wesker and others. Her nuanced argument, central to any analysis of contemporary drama, discusses: *the imperative of gender in the playwright's imagination *the function of gender as a major determinant of the text's structural and narrative drives *the impact of socialism and feminism on post-war British drama, and the relevance of feminist dynamics in drama *differences in the representation of the fmaily, sexuality and the mother, before and after 1968 *the impact of the slogan that the 'personal is political' on contemporary form and content.

New Theatre Quarterly 54 Volume 14

Author: Clive Barker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521648521
Release Date: 1998-06-04
Genre: Drama

Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet.

Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls

Author: Kim Toffoletti
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857731784
Release Date: 2007-08-29
Genre: Social Science

Bringing a lively and accessible style to a complex subject, 'Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls' explores the idea of the ‘posthuman’ and the ways in which it is represented in popular culture. Toffoletti explores images of the posthuman body from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the famous TDK ‘baby’ adverts, and from the work of artist Patricia Piccinini to the curiously ‘plastic’ form of the ubiquitous Barbie doll, controversially rescued here from her negative image. Drawing on the work of thinkers including Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, 'Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls' explores the nature of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and digital worlds.

Beyond the Archives

Author: Gesa E Kirsch
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809328402
Release Date: 2008-04-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This collection of highly readable essays reveals that research is not restricted to library archives. When researchers pursue information and perspectives from sources beyond the archives—from existing people and places— they are often rewarded with unexpected discoveries that enrich their research and their lives. Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process presents narratives that demystify and illuminate the research process by showing how personal experiences, family history, and scholarly research intersect. Editors Gesa E. Kirsch and Liz Rohan emphasize how important it is for researchers to tap into their passions, pursuing research subjects that attract their attention with creativity and intuition without limiting themselves to traditional archival sources and research methods. Eighteen contributors from a number of disciplines detail inspiring research opportunities that led to recently published works, while offering insights on such topics as starting and finishing research projects, using a wide range of types of sources and methods, and taking advantage of unexpected leads, chance encounters and simple clues. In addition, the narratives trace the importance of place in archival research, the parallels between the lives of research subjects and researchers, and explore archives as sites that resurrect personal, cultural, and historical memory. Beyond the Archives sheds light on the creative, joyful, and serendipitous nature of research, addressing what attracts researchers to their subjects, as well as what inspires them to produce the most thorough, complete, and engaged scholarly work. This timely and essential volume supplements traditional-method textbooks and effectively models concrete practices of retrieving and synthesizing information by professional researchers.

Contemporary authors

Author: Gale Research Company
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 0787619981
Release Date: 1998-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).

Feminist Theories for Dramatic Criticism

Author: Gayle Austin
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472064290
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism

Looks at post-war American drama by women, bridging the gap between theatrical theory and feminist theory

Alternative Theater in Taiwan

Author: Iris Hsin-chun Tuan
ISBN: 1934043109
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

This highly original book furnishes a creative interpretation of alternative, contemporary Taiwanese Theater by applying feminism, interculturalism, and other Western theories to three intercultural performances of four avant-garde female directors from 1993-2004. (Performing Arts)

Plays by Women

Author: Mary Remnant
Publisher: Drama
ISBN: UOM:39015019062234
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Drama

Four British plays deal with a poet and her mother, a family's breakdown in communication, a woman who literally wrestles with her problems, and the interaction of a group of office workers