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Description - Women, Modernism, and Performance by Penny Farfan

Women, Modernism, and Performance is an interdisciplinary study that looks at a variety of texts and modes of performance in order to clarify the position of women within - and in relation to - modern theatre history. Considering drama, fiction, and dance, as well as a range of performance events such as suffrage demonstrations, lectures, and legal trials, Penny Farfan expands on theatre historical narratives that note the centrality of female characters in male-authored modern plays but that do not address the efforts of women artists to develop alternatives both to mainstream theatre practice and to the patriarchal avant garde. Focusing on Henrik Ibsen, Elizabeth Robins, Ellen Terry, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Edith Craig, Radclyffe Hall, and Isadora Duncan, Farfan identifies different objectives, strategies, possibilities, and limitations of feminist-modernist performance practice and suggests how the artists in question transformed the representation of gender in art and life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521837804
ISBN-10: 0521837804
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Penny Farfan

Penny Farfan is Associate Professor of Drama at the University of Calgary.

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