An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre
By Elaine Aston
Routledge – 1994 – 176 pages
At last an accessible and intelligent introduction to the energising and challenging relationship between feminism and theatre.
In this clear and enlightening book, Aston discusses wide-ranging theoretical topics and provides case studies including:
* Feminism and theatre history
* `M/Othering the self': French feminist theory and theatre
* Black women: shaping feminist theatre
* Performing gender: a materialist practice
* Colonial landscapes
Feminist thought is changing the way theatre is taught and practised. An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre is compulsory reading for anyone who requires a precise, insightful and up-to-date guide to this dynamic field of study.
'… this book is brilliant. It is one of a few textbooks that I could read straight through …' - Veronica Baxter, Zululand Univ