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Feminist theatrical revisions of classic works : critical essays / edited by Sharon Friedman.

Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
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Book
x, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Feminism and theater.
Feminist theater.
English drama -- History and criticism.
American drama -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Summary:
"This book examines recent adaptations of classic works influenced by feminisms. Essays are arranged according to the period and genre of the source text re-visioned: classical theater and myth (e.g. Metamorphoses), Shakespeare and seventeenth century theater (e.g. King Lear), nineteenth and twentieth century narratives and reflections (e.g. Jane Eyre), and modern drama (e.g. A Streetcar Named Desire)"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
All is not right in the house of Atreus: feminist theatrical renderings of the Oresteia / Julie Malnig
The Philomela myth as postcolonial feminist theater: Timberlake Wertenbaker's The love of the nightingale / Maya E. Roth
Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses: storytelling theater as feminist process / Andrea J. Nouryeh
The political is personal: feminism, democracy and Antigone Project / Carol Martin
Lear's daughters and sons: twisting the canonical landscape / Lesley Ferris
The feminist playwright as critic: Paula Vogel, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Djanet Sears interpret Othello / Sharon Friedman
Transgressive female desire and subversive critique in the seventeenth century canon: JoAnne Akalaitis's staging of Phedre, The rover, and 'Tis pity she's a whore / Cheryl Black
Reconfiguring the text and the self: the Wooster Group's To you, the birdie! (Phedre) / Johan Callens
Outside the law: feminist adaptations of The scarlet letter / Lenora Champagne
Expressions of "lust and rage": shared experience theatre's adaptation of Jane Eyre / Kristin Crouch
A mystical place called Grand Isle: adapting Kate Chopin's The awakening / Chiori Miyagawa
SITI Company's Room: theatrical performance and/as feminist invitational rhetoric / Sandee K. McGlaun
Deconstructing (A streetcar named) Desire: gender re-citation in Belle reprieve / Deborah R. Geis
Nora's journey through a century of feminisms to the postmodern stage of Mabou Mines DollHouse / Amy S. Green.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and index.
Contributor:
Friedman, Sharon, 1947-
ISBN:
9780786434251 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786434252 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
231671205