By Carol Martin
This paintings is a distinct choice of key articles on feminist theatre and function shape The Drama assessment (TDR). Carol Martin juxtaposes conception and perform to supply a very accomplished evaluate of the improvement of feminist theatre. This notable assortment contains key texts by means of theorists similar to Elin Diamond, Peggy Phelan and Lynda Hart and interviews with practitioners together with Anna Deveare Smith and Robbie McCauley. It additionally includes complete performances texts by means of of the main influential and arguable practiitioners of feminist theatre: Dress fits to Hire through Holly Hughes and The consistent kingdom of Desire by means of Karen Finley. A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance is a vital buy for college kids of theatre experiences, functionality stories and women's theatre.
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Authorship, of course, doesn’t much matter in this context, but in terms of Brecht’s relationship with women, feminism’s borrowing from his theory now has taken on a new and different tint. , Acting Out, 363–382, in which she asks similar questions around feminist mimesis. See Lynda Hart, Fatal Women, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1994, for an extended reading of various cultural texts—Deb Margolin, Peggy Shaw, and Lois Weaver’s Lesbians Who Kill, the film Thelma and Louise, and the story of serial killer Arlene Warnous, among them— using psychoanalytic feminist strategies.
The Politics and Poetics of Camp, New York, London: Routledge, 1994, 130–148, for an argument about the differences between lesbian and gay male productions of camp. See INTRODUCTORY ESSAY: FATHOM LANGUAGES 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. , Making a Spectacle: Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women’s Theatre, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1989, 282– 299, in which she argues that camp does in fact provide a liberatory stance for the butch-femme lesbian subject. John Fuegi’s new book, Brecht and Company: Sex, Politics, and the Making of Modern Drama, New York: Grove Press, 1994, although much maligned; argues that Brecht might not have written all the work attributed to him, and that the women in his orbit in fact did much of the writing and labor, without being properly credited or appreciated.
24 NOTES 1. See, for example, Performance and Cultural Politics (Routledge, 1995), edited by Elin Diamond, on cultural studies and theatre studies, which collects papers presented on a series of panels called “Cultural Studies, Theatre Studies” at the 1992 MLA Convention. Stacy Wolfs 1994 University of Wisconsin-Madison dissertation on theatre audiences is one of the few full-length studies I know of that uses cultural studies methodologies to investigate aspects of performance and theatre. 2. ” Ms .