Stage Women, 1900-50 : Female Theatre Workers and Professional Practice (Women, Theatre and Performance)


Stage Women, 1900-50 : Female Theatre Workers and Professional Practice (Women, Theatre and Performance)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 311 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781526100702
  • DDC分類 305

Full Description

This book presents a collection of cutting-edge historical and cultural essays in the field of women, theatre and performance. The chapters explore women's networks of professional practice in the theatre and performance industries between 1900 and 1950, with a focus on women's sense and experience of professional agency in an industry largely controlled by men. The book is divided into two sections: 'Female theatre workers in the social and theatrical realm' looks at the relationship between women's work - on and off stage - and autobiography, activism, technique, touring, education and the law. 'Women and popular performance' focuses on the careers of individual artists, once household names, including Lily Brayton, Ellen Terry, radio star Mabel Constanduros and Oscar-winning film star Margaret Rutherford. -- .

Table of Contents

List of figures                            vii
Notes on contributors x
Series editors' foreword xiv
Acknowledgements xv
Introduction 1 (16)
Maggie B. Gale
Kate Dorney
Part I Female theatre workers in the social
and theatrical realm
1 `Believe me or not': Actresses, female 17 (25)
performers, autobiography and the scripting
of professional practice
Maggie B. Gale
2 Female networks: Collecting contacts with 42 (27)
Gabrielle Enthoven
Kate Dorney
3 Past the memoir: Winifred Dolan beyond 69 (25)
the West End
Lucie Sutherland
4 Offstage labour: Actresses, charity work 94 (24)
and the early twentieth-century theatre
Catherine Hindson
5 `Very much alive and kicking': The 118(20)
Actresses' Franchise League from 1914 to
Naomi Paxton
6 Defending the body, defending the self: 138(25)
Women performers and the law in the `long'
Edwardian period
Viv Gardner
Part II Women and popular performance
7 Emotional and natural: The Australian and 163(28)
New Zealand repertoires and fortunes of
North American performers Margaret Anglin,
Katherine Grey and Muriel Starr
Veronica Kelly
8 Lily Brayton: A theatre maker in every 191(25)
Brian Singleton
9 Aerial star: Lillian Leitzel's celebrity, 216(26)
agency and her performed femininity
Kate Holmes
10 Ellen Terry: The art of performance and 242(20)
her work in film
Katharine Cockin
11 Mabel Constanduros: Different voices, 262(24)
voicing difference
Gilli Bush-Bailey
12 The odd woman: Margaret Rutherford 286(21)
John Stokes
Index 307