Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity (Hardback)
  • Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity (Hardback)
zoom

Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity (Hardback)

(author), (editor)
£120.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 28/04/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
As theatre and drama of the Romantic Period undergo a critical reassessment among scholars internationally, the contributions of women as playwrights, actresses, and managers are also being revalued. This volume, which brings together leading British, North American, and Italian critics, is a crucial step towards reclaiming the importance of women's dramatic and theatrical activities during the period. Writing for the theatre implied assuming a public role, a hazardous undertaking for women who, especially after the French Revolution, were assigned to the private, primarily domestic, sphere. As the contributors examine the covert strategies women used to become full participants in the public theatre, they shed light on the issue of women's agency, expressed both through the writing of highly politicized or ethicized drama, as in the case of Elizabeth Inchbald or Joanna Baillie, and through women's professional practice as theatre managers and stage producers, as in the case of Elizabeth Vestris and Jane Scott. Among the topics considered are women's history plays, domesticity, ethics and sexuality in women's closet drama, the politics of drama and performance, and the role of women as managers and producers. Specialists in performance studies, Romantic Period drama, and women's writing will find the essays both challenging and inspiring.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780754655770
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 708 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

True and False
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Voice and the Actor
Added to basket
Classical Monologues for Women
Added to basket
Shakespeare Monologues for Women
Added to basket
New Monologues for Women
Added to basket
The Right to Speak
Added to basket
The Empty Space
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Golden Rules of Acting
Added to basket
Not My Father's Son
Added to basket
The Improv Book
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit
Added to basket
An Actor Prepares
Added to basket
Romeo and Juliet
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Contemporary Monologues for Men
Added to basket
Directing Actors
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.