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Feminist theatre groups

by Dinah Luise Leavitt

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • Minnesota,
  • Minneapolis.
    • Subjects:
    • Feminist theater -- United States.,
    • Feminist theater -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDinah Luise Leavitt.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2270.F45 L4
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 153 p. ;
      Number of Pages153
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4096405M
      ISBN 100899500056
      LC Control Number80010602

      The Clichettes were an all-women feminist performance art group formed in Toronto, Canada in Their practice is notable for injecting humour and theatricality into the sphere of performance art. The three performers initially worked using lip sync and choreography as their tools to parody pop culture depictions of femininity and later expanded their practice by including elements from.   Feminist Theatre In Later Stages. Today, feminist theatre has been formally recognised as a distinctive type of theatre in India, with its history and theory published in major journals. Books and anthologies have been published to preserve women authored narratives and translate them into other languages to ensure a larger reach.

      A stunningly comprehensive and interdisciplinary look at theatre practitioners, groups, texts and working practices, Contemporary Feminist Theatres is a landmark study of a flourishing example of political theatre and practical feminism. (source: Nielsen Book Data).   Actor, translator and founder of the feminist theatre group Monstrous Regiment Gillian Hanna with Tony Steedman in the television film The Life and Death of Philip Knight,

      Rowbotham, and others have written extensively about feminism in England and its relationship to the socialist movement.' In England, the feminist movement is at once Janelle Reinelt is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at California State University at Sacramento, currently writing a book on Brecht and Contemporary British Theatre. Theatre & Feminism tells the story of the movement known as feminist performance theory. It explores key debates from its year history, engages with the work of groundbreaking thinkers including Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Peggy Phelan and Elaine Aston, and includes case studies of recent performances by established and emerging feminist artists.


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"List of American feminist theater groups": pages Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and indexPages:   Feminist Theatre Practice: A Handbook is a helpful, practical guide to theatre-making which explores the different ways of representing gender.

Best-selling author, Elaine Aston, takes the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre- from warming up, through workshopped exploration, to performance - this volume is organised into Feminist theatre groups book clear and instructive parts:Cited by: The first section focuses on theory and history, most particularly on the debate between realism and Brechtian non-real.

In the last two decades, feminist theatre has become an exciting and important cultural form. This New Casebook presents twelve essays that illustrate the diversity and depth of the field and that pose key questions about the relations of drama to gender/5(2). Gloria: A Life – Originally commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater by special arrangement with Daryl Roth, the bio-play on the life and times of.

In the work of groups like the Open Theatre, women found political interests and experimental techniques compatible with their own.1 Perhaps because of the obvious historical links between these groups and the feminist theatre of the s, little attention has so far been paid to the role of Brecht’s plays or theories as models and Cited by: 4.

This book is a really good collection of foundational essays, which anyone looking to think about or work on/with feminist theatre (both terms broadly defined) should read.

However, the collection came out inwhich makes it fairly old in terms of critical theory/5(2). Though the scope of this book allows for only a brief description of the different feminisms, readers who are interested in pursuing further research in this area may refer to Allison Jaggar’s Feminist Politics and Human Nature for a full treatment of these ideas.

Here the aim is to identify certain relationships between feminist political positions and actual plays and practices of the contemporary theatre, so as to. The quintessential text of second wave feminism, Friedan’s book became one of the original pieces of feminist theory to become a mainstream hit.

Its indictments of the “MRS. Examples of Feminist Theatre Figures and Productions Caryl Churchill has been a part of the movement since it began in the s. One of her notable productions, Top Girls, is a non-linear plot.

Feminist Book Club - Vancouver has members. The play takes place at Centennial Theater in North Vancouver.

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Car pool pick up. and feminist agitprop theatre sought to democratize all aspects of the theatre process: the choice of subject matter, theatrical forms and finding new audiences.

It set up an internal democracy in which groups devised, wrote and performed their own work, instead of acting as hired labour, as would happen in traditional theatre. There was a. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leavitt, Dinah Luise. Feminist theatre groups. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, (OCoLC) Document Type.

"["Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.] offers a comprehensive examination of the heady movement (early s to mids) that had its roots in avant-garde theatre of the 60s with its left-wing politics and communally created work: lots of group improv before the curtain went up and frequent audience participation afterwards."-"Back Stage.

See Dinah Leavitt, Feminist Theatre Groups (Jefferson, NC: MacFarland, ) pp. 18–19, for a brief description of It’s Alright to be a Woman Theatre.

For information on other early feminist theatre groups in the US, see Helen Krich Chinoy and Linda Walsh Jenkins, (eds) Women in American Theatre (New York: Theatre Communications Group, rev.

ed., ). Carol Martin juxtaposes theory and practice to provide an exceptionally comprehensive overview of the development of feminist theatre. This outstanding collection includes key texts by theorists such as Elin Diamond, Peggy Phelan and Lynda Hart and interviews with practitioners including Anna Deveare Smith and Robbie s: 2.

15 Feminist Books Every Woman Should Add to Her Reading List. By Rachel Epstein. Feb 4, Design by Morgan McMullen. Nine out of 10 times, people who are hesitant to label themselves as a. This classic studyis both an introduction to, and an overview of, the relationship between feminism and theatre.

The reissued edition features a new Preface by Elaine Aston who examines the context in which Case's book was written, the influence it has had, subsequent developments in the field and the continued importance of the work.

Get this from a library. Contemporary Feminist Theatres: To Each Her Own. [Lizbeth Goodman] -- A much-needed analysis of the development of feminist theatre in different cultures and on several continents in the past quarter-century.

For me, books played a huge role in shaping me into the feminist I am today, largely because of the positive female role models they gave me.

During this time, a number of individuals and a range of groups like The Melbourne Women's Theatre Group devised and performed plays that focused on drawing attention to women's oppression.

But, since the s, this broad and simplistic view has been challenged and revised and now many distinct ‘feminisms' or feminist positions are used to. The Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective was a group of professional women playwrights in New York active from to They wrote and produced feminist plays and were one of the first feminist theatre groups in the United States to do so.

The members' individual works had been produced at the Public Theater, La Mama, Joe Chaikin’s Open Theater, Caffe Cino, Circle Repertory Company, Mark .Red Letter Press is a “volunteer-run, not-for-profit feminist and socialist book publisher.” Redstockings is the place to turn to for original pamphlets, broadsides, journals, and audiotapes from and about the Women’s Liberation Movement, Theatre and Feminist movement was strongly connected to that of the United Kingdom True Building coalitions among different feminist groups was not a goal of First Wave Feminism.