Redressing the canon essays on theatre and gender

Alisa Solomon offers a new technique for studying theatre that focuses on reading texts theatrically. The book looks at Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Brecht, Yiddish theatre, and contemporary productions by the Ridiculous Theatre, Mabou Mines, Split Britches and others, finding feminist fissures within the performance conventions of patriarchal drama.

Written in clear and lively prose,Re-Dressing the Canonis a collection of related essays that consider the relationship between gender and performance in canonical texts and contemporary productions. Solomon, a veteran feminist critic whose writings on theatre and politics regularly appear in the Village Voice, addresses the continuing debates concerning the politics of producing and staging the classics and invigorates a critical discussion that for many has reached a standstill.

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Re-Dressing the Canon : Essays on Theatre and Gender by Alisa Solomon (1997, Paperback)

Throughout Re-Dressing the Canon, I was struck by two things. Her chapters are animated, enhanced by provocative readings of actual theatre events, many of which are contemporary revisionist adaptations of canonical works.

With its fresh look at theatre from Aristophanes to Split Britches,Re-Dressing the Canonis a terrific book for anyone interested in theatre.

Alisa Solomon discusses both canonical texts and contemporary productions in a lively jargon-free style. The essays engage current debates in feminism and queer theory, and ultimately reject Lacanian psychoanalysis as the best lens through which to study theatre.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: In the five chapters that follow, she offers detailed close readings of specific historical case studies: View freely available titles: This book calls for a theatre-based re-examination of canonical drama.

Moving beyond the psychoanalytic approaches that have dominated feminist theatre criticism over the last decade, the author offers alternative techniques for investigating the relationship between theatre and gender.

It may even suggest that there is some territory, neither male nor female, between men and women, some non- or anti-gendered space that the boy-actress both occupies and signifies. About this product Synopsis Re-Dressing the Canonexamines the relationship between gender and performance in a series of essays which combine the critique of specific live performances with an astute theoretical analysis.

Not only does the epilogue suggest that because men love women, the play should please both of them, in addition, the actor offers the play both as a mediator between men and women, and as an event that separates them from each other.

This work analyzes the relationship between gender and performance on stage in a wide-ranging series of essays that combine theoretical analysis, close reading, and performance criticism.

You are not currently authenticated. The author suggests that the self-referential dimensions of theatre participate in revealing the performance-like conventions of gender. Her book sets out to demonstrate the historical relationship between theatre and gender—along with the shifting cultural ramifications of this dynamic relationship—from antiquity to the contemporary scene.Find great deals for Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theatre and Gender by Alisa Solomon (, Paperback).

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Alisa Solomon discusses both canonical texts and. Re-Dressing the Canon examines the connection among gender and function in a sequence of essays which mix the critique of particular reside performances with an astute theoretical research. Alisa Solomon discusses either canonical texts and modern productions in a full of life jargon-free kind.

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Theater critic, dramaturge, and Village Voice staff writer Solomon (English and Theater/City Univ. of New York Graduate Center) offers a fresh, authoritative view of the canon as the seat, not the nemesis, of postmodern gender theory.

Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender. Alisa Solomon. London: Routledge, ; pp. $ cloth, $ paper. Re-Dressing the Canon, Alisa Solomon’s important new collection of essays on theatre and gender, confidently spans the history of Western theatre.

RE-DRESSING THE CANON: Essays on Theatre and Gender User Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus. Theater critic, dramaturge, and Village Voice staff writer Solomon (English and Theater/City Univ. of New York Graduate Center) offers a fresh, authoritative view of the canon as the seat, not the.

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