Gender in Performance

  • Strip Show

    Performances of Gender and Desire

    By Katherine Liepe-Levinson

    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…

    Paperback – 2001-11-14
    Routledge
    Gender in Performance

  • The Changing Room

    Sex, Drag and Theatre

    By Laurence Senelick

    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…

    Paperback – 2000-05-21
    Routledge
    Gender in Performance

  • West End Women

    Women and the London Stage 1918 - 1962

    By Maggie Gale

    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…

    Paperback – 1996-11-20
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    Gender in Performance

  • Women In Russian Theatre

    The Actress in the Silver Age

    By Catherine Schuler

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1996-10-09
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    Gender in Performance

  • Feminist Theatres in the USA

    Staging Women's Experience

    By Charlotte Canning

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-12-06
    Routledge
    Gender in Performance

  • Getting Into the Act

    Women Playwrights in London 1776-1829

    By Ellen Donkin

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-09-20
    Routledge
    Gender in Performance

  • As She Likes It

    Shakespeare's Unruly Women

    By Penny Gay

    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…

    Paperback – 1994-07-20
    Routledge
    Gender in Performance

  • Contemporary Feminist Theatres

    To Each Her Own

    By Lizbeth Goodman

    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,…

    Paperback – 1993-03-24
    Routledge
    Gender in Performance

  • Actresses as Working Women

    Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture

    By Tracy C. Davis

    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…

    Hardback – 1991-06-26
    Routledge
    Gender in Performance