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

Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
x, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Feminism and theater.
Feminist theater.
English drama -- History and criticism.
American drama -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
"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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-278) and index.
Friedman, Sharon, 1947-
9780786434251 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786434252 (softcover : alk. paper)