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The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance
by Lizbeth Goodman Jane De Gay Fiona Shaw

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The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance
by Author Name Lizbeth Goodman, Jane De Gay, Fiona Shaw

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Format: Paperback, 234 x 156 x 19mm, 360pp
Publication date: 24 Sep 1998
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN-13: 9780415165839


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 Gender and Performance is a fascinating and useful collection of interdisciplinary essays... Bringing together some of the most important and groundbreaking theorists and performers of the late twentieth century, this reader juxtaposes essays on gender in performances in post-apartheid South Africa and post-Communist Russia with well known, and frequently cited essays by prominent feminist theorists such as Jill Dolan, Judith Butler, Teresa de Lauretis, and Laura Mulvey. Though the essays themselves, because they are mostly reprints, do not necessarily offer many groundbreaking ideas, their groupings and introductions offer opportunities for introducing film students and other scholars to the emergence of many important and widely known theories of performance.."-"Quarterly Review of Film and Video "The editors have put the "Reader together with exemplary care...there's stimulation for anyone wanting to survey the intellectual landscape of contemporary feminism."-"Lambda Book Report, March 1999


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

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  • Illustrations: black & white illustrations