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Acting out : feminist performances

Both a critical account of contemporary feminist performance and illustration of its depth and diversity, Acting Out is essential reading for anyone interested in feminist theory, sexual difference, queer theory, or the politics of contemporary performance. Contributors include Philip Auslander, C. Carr, Kate Davy, Joyce Devlin, Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Hillary Harris, Lynda Hart, Lynda M. Hill, Julie Malnig, Vivan M. Patraka, Peggy Phelan, Janelle Reinelt, Sandra L. Richards, Amy Robinson, Judy C. Rosenthal, Rebecca Schneider, Raewyn Whyte, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano
Print Book, English, ©1993
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, ©1993
Performance art
vi, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780472094790, 9780472064793, 0472094793, 0472064797
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Caught in the act of social definition : On the road with Anna Deavere Smith / Sandra L. Richards
From Lady Dick to ladylike : the work of Holly Hughes / Kate Davy
Cherrie Moraga's "Shadow of a Man" : touching the wound in order to heal / Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano
Desire cloaked in a trenchcoat / Jill Dolan
Identity and seduction : lesbians in the mainstream / Lynda Hart
Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts : the taboo art of Karen Finley / C. Carr
"Telling the Awfullest Truth" : an interview with Karen Finley / C. Carr
Resisting Thatcherism : the monstrous regiment and the school of hard Knox / Janelle Reinelt
Siren theatre company : politics in performance / Joyce Devlin
The women's experimental theatre : transforming family stories into feminist questions / Julie Malnig, Judy C. Rosenthal
Split britches in Split Britches : performing history, vaudeville, and the everyday / Vivian M. Patraka. See the big show : spiderwoman theater doubling back / Rebecca Schneider
Toward a lesbian theory of performance : refunctioning gender / Hilary Harris
Robbie McCauley : speaking history other-wise / Raewyn Whyte
Staging Hurston's life and work / Lynda M. Hill
"Brought to you by fem-rage" : stand-up comedy and the politics of gender / Philip Auslander
Is she or isn't she? : Madonna and the erotics of appropriation / Amy Robinson
Mimesis, mimicry, and the "true-real" / Elin Diamond
White men and pregnancy : discovering the body to be rescued / Peggy Phelan