Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 April 2001

256 Pages

8.5 X 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719057137

Bookseller Code (06)


Women, Theatre and Performance

New Histories, New Historiographies

Maggie B. Gale and Viv Gardner

Published by Manchester University Press

Women Theatre and Performance MUP

  • Ranging across three hundred years the essays in this volume address key questions in women's theatre history and retrieve a number of hitherto 'hidden' histories of women performers.
  • Resituates women's, largely neglected, creative contribution within theatre and cultural history and seeks to challenge orthodox readings of both history and text.
  • Topics include.
  • Susanna Centlivre and the notion of intertheatricality; gender and theatrical space; the repositioning of women performers such as Wagner's Muse, Willhelmina Schröder-Devrient, the Comédie Français' 'Mademoiselle Mars', Mme Arnould-Plessey, and the actresses of the Russian serf theatre.

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