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Women, Collective Creation, and Devised Performance : The Rise of Women Theatre Artists in the Twentieth

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Collective creation and devising are central to the development of the modern theatre—and women, central to the development of collaborative theatre practice. This volume traces a web of women theatremakers in Europe and North America, exploring the connections between the workers theatre and dramatic play movements of the Settlement Houses, total theatre in 1920s’ France, the mid-century avant-garde and New Left collectives, the nomadic performances of Europe’s transnational theatre troupes, and contemporary devising. Finally, the book investigates the street-theatre protests of Occupy and Pussy Riot. In so doing, the book further elucidates a history of modern theatre begun inA History of Collective Creation and Collective Creation in Contemporary Performance (2013), in which the seemingly marginal and disparate practices of collective creation and devising are revealed as central—and women theatremakers revealed as progenitors of these practices.
Number of Pages: 348.0
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Gender Studies, Theater / General, Feminism + Feminist Theory
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: August 30, 2016
TCIN: 51177860
UPC: 9781137603272
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-5053

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