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Author Wandor, Michelene.
Title Post-war British drama : looking back in gender / Michelene Wandor.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PR739.S45 W34 2001    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PR739.S45 W34 2001    AVAILABLE  
Author Wandor, Michelene.
Subject English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Sex role in literature.
Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Influence.
Domestic drama, English -- History and criticism.
Families in literature.
Description ix, 271 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-265) and index.
ISBN 0415138558 (hardbound : alk. paper)
0415138566 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 45637128
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgements 
 Introduction1
1The Imperative of gender15
  Orlando's tea-party15
  To be or not to be (gendered)17
  The imperative of gender21
2The imperative of context: family and gender27
  After the war was over27
  Public and private35
3The 1950s41
  Good causes. Displacement: kitchen sink and psyche41
  Men, authority and the state48
  Political causes: Communism and the Jewish family50
  The outsider at the door58
  Voices from the distaff side: mother and daughter60
  Women and myth63
  Women and emancipation67
  Men and the military71
4The 1960s76
  Military homosexuality77
  Behind the lace curtains80
  Suburbia fights back81
  Respectable lesbians82
  Beginning to come out86
  Urban violence87
5The Lady Macbeth syndrome - The 1950s and 1960s: conclusions91
6The Royal Smut-Hound / Kenneth Tynan98
7New contexts115
  Sexual politics115
  Alternative theatres121
  Who works where: writers and the rest130
  Gender and playwriting132
  Cross-dressing and gender136
  Feminist dynamics: radical, bourgeois and socialist feminism140
8A theatrical legacy148
  Mother on a pedestal - a doubtful chivalry148
9The 1970s157
  Whose territory?157
  On female territory159
  Womb envy162
  Whose public school?164
  The sexual psyche166
  Whose sexual freedoms?168
  Biology and property values170
  Gender and creativity: the Ophelia syndrome173
  Gender and the Left176
  Rites of passage179
  Utopias181
  Daring loves185
  Chronicling gender187
10The 1970s: conclusions190
11The 1980s197
  Ireland, imperialism and language197
  Taking gender out of the ring199
  Foreign customs202
  Cleaning up the act204
  The right legacy207
  Pornographics212
  Myth revisited217
12The 1980s: conclusions220
13The 1990s225
  Down on the estate225
  New urban disaffection227
  Intellectual life229
  New brutalism232
14The 1990s: conclusion235
15Turning the tables241
16Coda253
  Serendipities and alter egos253
  Home and away255
 Epilogue260
 Select bibliography261
 Index266