Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism (Paperback)
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Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 02/09/2002
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When the French actress Sarah Bernhardt made her first American tour in 1880, the term "feminism" had not yet entered our national vocabulary. But over the course of the next half-century, a rising generation of daring actresses and comics brought a new kind of woman to center stage. Exploring and exploiting modern fantasies and fears about female roles and gender identity, these performers eschewed theatrical convention and traditional notions of womanly modesty. They created powerful images of themselves as ambitious, independent, and sexually expressive "New Women." Female Spectacle reveals the theater to have been a powerful new source of cultural authority and visibility for women. Ironically, theater also provided an arena in which producers and audiences projected the uncertainties and hostilities that accompanied changing gender relations. From Bernhardt's modern methods of self-promotion to Emma Goldman's political theatrics, from the female mimics and Salome dancers to the upwardly striving chorus girl, Glenn shows us how and why theater mattered to women and argues for its pivotal role in the emergence of modern feminism.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674009905
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 227 x 144 x 17 mm

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