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Feminist Views on the English Stage (Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre)

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Working through a generational mix of writers, from Sarah Kane, the iconoclastic "bad girl" of the stage, to the "canonical" Caryl Churchill, Elaine Aston charts the significant political and aesthetic changes in women's playwriting at the end of the twentieth century. Aston also explores "new" writing for the 1990s in theater by Sarah Daniels, Bryony Lavery, Phyllis Nagy, Winsome Pinnock, Rebecca Prichard, Judy Upton and Timberlake Wertenbaker.

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A study of women playwrights from a feminist perspective.

Synopsis:

Working through a generational mix of writers, from Sarah Kane, the iconoclastic "bad girl" of the stage, to the "canonical" Caryl Churchill, Elaine Aston charts the significant political and aesthetic changes in women's playwriting at the end of the twentieth century. Aston also explores "new" writing for the 1990s in theater by Sarah Daniels, Bryony Lavery, Phyllis Nagy, Winsome Pinnock, Rebecca Prichard, Judy Upton and Timberlake Wertenbaker.

About the Author

Elaine Aston is Professor of Contemporary Performance, Lancaster University, and is co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights (0521 594227).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. A feminist view on the 1990s; 2. Telling feminist tales: Caryl Churchill; 3. Saying no to daddy: child sexual abuse, the 'Big Hysteria'; 4. Girl power, the new feminism?; 5. The 'bad girl of our stage?': Sarah Kane; 6. Performing identities; 7. Feminist connections to a multicultural 'scene'; 8. Feminism past, and future?: Timberlake Wertenbaker; 9. Tales for the twenty-first century: final reflections; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521804677
Author:
Aston, Elaine
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Bradby, David
Author:
Bradby, David
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
British & Irish
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.56 in. .82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Working through a generational mix of writers, from Sarah Kane, the iconoclastic "bad girl" of the stage, to the "canonical" Caryl Churchill, Elaine Aston charts the significant political and aesthetic changes in women's playwriting at the end of the twentieth century. Aston also explores "new" writing for the 1990s in theater by Sarah Daniels, Bryony Lavery, Phyllis Nagy, Winsome Pinnock, Rebecca Prichard, Judy Upton and Timberlake Wertenbaker.
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