This book examines the plays of four women—Nathalie Sarraute, Marguerite Duras, Helene Cixous and Noelle Renaude—writing in the latter years of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first century.
Introduction 1. Voice and the Auditory: Connecting Theory and Theatre 2. Desire in Language: Nathalie Sarraute's Theatre of Interpellation 3. A Sound-Mirror or Audio-Phonic Skin': Voice and Listening in the Theatre of Marguerite Duras 4. Song of the Forbidden Body: The Theatre of Hélène Cixous 5. Un Corps vivant de symbôles: Noëlle Renaude's Staging of the Writing Self 6. Conclusion