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.
'What is valuable about this volume is its diversity and eclecticism. The book will be a useful resource, particularly for the teaching of feminist theatre and performance.' - New Theatre Quarterly
Fiona Shaw, Katharine Cockin, The Open University, UK, Lisa Jardine, Queen Mary and Westfield College, UK, Elaine Aston, University of Loughborough, UK, Penny Gay University of Sydney, Australia, Jean E. Howard, Columbia University, USA, Gerry Harris, University of Lancaster, UK, Elizabeth Howe, Ellen Donkin, Hampshire College, USA, Tracy C. Davis, Northwestern University, USA, Viv Gardner, University of Manchester, UK, Maggie Gale, Birmingham University, UK, Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick, UK, Julie Holledge, Flinders University of South Australia, Caroline Gardiner, City University, London, UK, Jennie Long, Sarah Werner, University of Pennsylvania, UK, Linda Fitzsimmons, University of Bristol, UK, Alison Oddey, University of Kent, UK, Carole Woddis, Susan Melrose, Central School of Speech and Drama, UK, Gayle Austin, Georgia State University, USA, Sue-Ellen Case, University of California, Riverside, USA, Barbara Smith, Sandra L. Richards, Northwestern University, USA, Lesley Ferris, Ohio State University, USA, Michelene Wandor, Marjorie Garber, Harvard University, USA, Gail Finney, University of California, Davis, USA, Claire McDonald, DeMontfort University, UK, Charlotte Canning, University of Texas, Austin, USA, Kirsten F. Nigro, University of Cincinnati, USA, Vera Shamina, Kazan University, Russia, Miki Flockemann, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Peta Tait, La Trobe University, Australia, Janet Adshead-Lansdale, University of Surrey, UK, Jeanie K. Forte, Jane Wolff, University of Rochester, USA, Alexandra Carter, Middlesex University, UK, Mandakranta Bose, University of British Columbia, Canada, Moe Meyer, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA, Mick Wallis, Loughborough University, UK, Susan Bennett, University of Calgary, Canada, Laura Mulvey, British Film Institute, UK, Teresa de Lauretis, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley, USA, Jill Dolan, CUNY, USA, Stephen Regan The Open University, UK, Susan Kozel, University of Surrey, UK, Lois Weaver, College of William and Mary, USA