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Women, Modernism, and Performance

Farfan, Penny

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ISBN 10: 0521837804 / ISBN 13: 9780521837804
Published by Cambridge University Press, U.S.A., 2004
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Title: Women, Modernism, and Performance

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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This interdisciplinary study considers a variety of texts and modes of performance in order to clarify the position of women within--and in relation to--modern theatre history. Penny Farfan identifies the different objectives, strategies, possibilities, and limitations of feminist-modernist performance practice. She focuses on Henrik Ibsen, Elizabeth Robins, Ellen Terry, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Edith Craig, Radclyffe Hall, and Isadora Duncan.

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Women, Modernism, and Performance is an interdisciplinary study that considers a variety of texts and modes of performance in order to clarify the position of women within--and in relation to - modern theatre history. Focusing on Henrik Ibsen, Elizabeth Robins, Ellen Terry, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Edith Craig, Radclyffe Hall, and Isadora Duncan, Penny Farfan identifies the different objectives, strategies, possibilities, and limitations of feminist-modernist performance practice and suggests how the artists in question functioned complementarily to transform the representation of gender in art and life.

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