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Gender in Performance

About the Series

The Gender in Performance series reflects the dynamic and innovative work by feminists across the disciplines. Exploring both historical and contemporary theatre the series seeks to understand performance both as a cultural and a political phenomenon.

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Women In Russian Theatre The Actress in the Silver Age

Women In Russian Theatre: The Actress in the Silver Age

1st Edition

By Catherine Schuler
November 08, 1996

Women in Russian Theatre is a fascinating feminist counterpoint to the established area of Russian theatre populated by male artists such as Stanislavsky, Chekov and Meyerhold. With unprecedented access to newly-opened files in Russia, Catherine Schuler brings to light the actresses who had an ...

West End Women Women and the London Stage 1918 - 1962

West End Women: Women and the London Stage 1918 - 1962

1st Edition

By Maggie Gale
December 16, 1996

Maggie Gale's West End Women uncovers groundbreaking material about women playwrights and the staging of their performances between the years 1918 and 1962. It documents a dynamic era of social and theatrical history, analysing the transformations that occurred in the theatre and the lives of ...

Getting Into the Act Women Playwrights in London 1776-1829

Getting Into the Act: Women Playwrights in London 1776-1829

1st Edition

By Ellen Donkin
October 16, 1995

Getting Into the Act is a vigorous and refreshing account of seven female playwrights who, against all odds, enjoyed professional success in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Ellen Donkin relates fascinating, disturbing tales about the male theatre managers to whom they were ...

Feminist Theatres in the USA Staging Women's Experience

Feminist Theatres in the USA: Staging Women's Experience

1st Edition

By Charlotte Canning
December 22, 1995

Feminist Theaters in the USA is a fresh, informative portrait of a key era in feminist and theater history It is vital reading for feminist students, theater historians and theater practitioners. Their continued movement forward will be challenged and enriched by this timely look back at the trials...

Contemporary Feminist Theatres To Each Her Own

Contemporary Feminist Theatres: To Each Her Own

1st Edition

By Lizbeth Goodman
April 19, 1993

Contemporary Feminist Theatres is a major evaluation of the forms feminism has taken in the theatre since 1968. Lizbeth Goodman provides a provocative and interdisciplinary study of the development of feminist theatres in Britain. She examines the treatment of key issues such as gender, race, ...

Strip Show Performances of Gender and Desire

Strip Show: Performances of Gender and Desire

1st Edition

By Katherine Liepe-Levinson
December 07, 2001

This book offers an account of an unprecedented North American study of contemporary female and male strip shows. It particularly focuses on the contradictory sex roles, cultural positions, and performance practices of 'straight' strip shows during their second heyday in the early 1990s.Katherine ...

The Changing Room Sex, Drag and Theatre

The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre

1st Edition

By Laurence Senelick
July 11, 2000

The answers to these questions - and much, much more - are to be found in The Changing Room , which traces the origins and variations of theatrical cross-dressing through the ages and across cultures. It examines: * tribal rituals and shamanic practices in the Balkans and Chinese-Tibet * the ...

Actresses as Working Women Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture

Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture

1st Edition

By Tracy C. Davis
July 15, 1991

Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, though insecure, profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and ...

As She Likes It Shakespeare's Unruly Women

As She Likes It: Shakespeare's Unruly Women

1st Edition

By Penny Gay
September 08, 1994

As She Likes It is the first attempt to tackle head on the enduring question of how to perform those unruly women at the centre of Shakespeare's comedies. Unique amongst both Shakespearian and feminist studies, As She Likes It asks how gender politics affects the production to the comedies, and how...

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