Women in American Theatre

ISBN-10: 1559362634

ISBN-13: 9781559362634

Edition: 3rd 2005

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Newly revised and expanded, Women in American Theatre is a unique resource that challenges preconceptions by exploring and celebrating the heritage of women in American theater. In this new edition, the editors have collected a series of interviews and essays that address the contributions of women to theater, the recurring patterns of their participation and the problems as well as successes they have encountered in developing their careers. Helen Krich Chinoy is professor emeritus of theater at Smith College, where she taught for over 25 years. Linda Walsh Jenkins formerly was a theater professor at Northwestern University and a dramaturg in Chicago theater.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Interrogating the past, or women in theatre - then and now : a preface
Theatre, activism and personal change : a preface
Art versus business : the challenge of women in American theatre : an introduction
Female rites
Sex roles and shamans
Trampling out the vintage
Friendship and ritual in the WTUL
Rites and rights
Crowning Miss California, again
Take back the night
Ritual and the national Black theatre
The story of a mother, a ritual drama
"Lesson I bleed" : Adrienne Kennedy's blood rites
The actress
Anne Brunton Merry : first star
Enter the Harlot
Women in male roles : Charlotte Cushman and others
Adah Isaacs Menken in Mazeppa
Lydia Thompson and the "British Blondes"
Horrible prettiness : a cultural analysis of "British Blondes"
Henrietta Vinton Davis : Shakespearean actress
Mary Shaw : a fighting champion
Aileen Stanley, her life and times
Women mimes in America
The art of Ruth Draper
Uta Hagen and Eva Le Gallienne
Alvina Krause on women in theatre
Alvina Krause - a teacher of life
Acting female
Here are the women playwrights
Mercy Warren : satirist of the revolution
Looking to women : Rachel Crothers and the feminist heroine
Apropos of women and the folk play
Anne Nichols : $1,000,000.00 playwright
Sophie Treadwell : agent for change
Gertrude Stein : form and content
The comic muse of Mary Chase
Lillian Hellman talks about women : interviews
Lorraine Hansberry : artist, activist, feminist
Women alone, women together
If not an actress, what? ...
Women open Augusta's first theatre
Art theatre in hull-house
Women directors - the early years
Hallie Flanagan : practical visionary
Talent and the times
Matriarchs of the regional theatre
Peggy Clark Kelley : reminiscences of a "designing" woman
The lady is a critic
Casting by Juliet Taylor : an interview
The second face of the idol : women in Melodrama
Women in Pulitzer prize plays, 1918-1949
The women's world of Glaspell's trifles
Black women in plays by black playwrights
Who put the "tragic" in the tragic mulatto?
Creative drama : sex-role stereotyping?
Female protagonists in the plays of Suzan Zeder
Feminist theatre
Feminist theatre : a rhetorical phenomenon
Caravan theatre
Omaha magic theatre
The Washington area feminist theatre
Women's interart theatre
New York feminist theatre troupe
The lavender cellar theatre
At the foot of the mountain
The women's experimental theatre
Rebeccah : rehearsal notes
Split britches
Fefu and her friends
A rainbow of voices
Feminism and political theatre
Process and problems
Staging women's experience : feminist theatres in the USA
Changes and legacies
Feminist theatrical theories
A feminist theory of theatre : introduction
Semiotics and the gaze : toward a new poetics
The discourse of feminisms : the spectator and representation
Toward a gestic feminist criticism
Feminism and psychoanalysis
Women, woman and the subject of feminism : feminist directions
"Not ... but"/"not-not-me" : musings on cross-gender performance
Focus on the body : pain, praxis and pleasure in feminist performance
Critique of postmodern theory, conclusion : 1990s and beyond
About face : performing race in fashion and theatre
Under the "trickster's" sign : toward a reading of Ntozake Shange
Voices at the millennium
The "colored girls phenomenon"
Finding place and voice as a Chicana lesbian
Fast-talking, quick-thinking black women
The Asian American spectator and the politics of realism
"So much more than just myself" : women theatre artists in the south
The challenges of diversity : questions and complications
Eve's version
I see Messiah
Karen Finley : a constant state of becoming : an interview
Annie Sprinkle : dialectical image
A woman's perspective on Shakespeare
In the company of women : Carol Gilligan and Kristin Linklater collaborate to free women's voices
Mabou Mines' Ruth Maleczech plays Lear
Strategies for subverting the canon
Lois Weaver on feminist acting : an interview
The triune voice
Anne Bogart - viewpoints : an interview
From Ruby Dee's memory book
Joanne Woodward : changing people's minds
The integrity of Estelle Parsons
I love heroines : Cherry Jones
Theatre role models
Kathleen Chalfant : creative life and death
Where do plays come from? : (a conference of women playwrights)
White gloves or bare hands
Politically incorrect : Paula Vogel : an interview
Margaret Edson : kindergarten is where it happens
We are not only ourselves : Naomi Wallace : in conversation
Why I write for television
Women at the Helm
Maria Irene Fornes : the playwright as director : an interview
Elizabeth LeCompte
Julie Taymor : a woman in charge
Top girls
When designers gather
Marjorie Kellogg : collaboration
Pat Zipprodt : visualize
Patrizia von Brandenstein : film
Pat Collins : technology
Jean Rosenthal's light : making visible the magician
Re-visioning scenography : a feminist's approach to design for the theatre
Jane Alexander : she stoops to conquer
1998 : year of the woman?
Having her say : Emily Mann : an interview
Sharing the work
Anna Deavere Smith's House arrest
Viewpoints on theatre now
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