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Title Essays and scripts on how mothers are portrayed in the theatre : a neglected frontier of feminist scholarship / edited by Beth Osnes and Anna Andes ; with a foreword by Kathryn Moller.
Imprint Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, [2010]

Subject Drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Drama -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Mothers in literature.
Motherhood in literature.
Feminism and literature.
Women and literature.
Mothers -- Drama.
Motherhood -- Drama.
Alt Name Andes, Anna.
Osnes, Beth.
Description 1 online resource (v, 330 pages
Note Collection consists of two parts: contributions to the discourses of performance scholarship, gender/feminist scholarship, and mother scholarship; and scripts that portray the image of mother and mother perspectives on the stage.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents ESSAYS AND SCRIPTS ON HOW MOTHERS ARE PORTRAYED IN THE THEATRE: A Neglected Frontier of Feminist Scholarship; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Beth Osnes and Jennifer Popple; Hispanic Mothers on Stage: Women Playwrights Undermining Masculinist Values; Monstrous Girls and Their Monstrous Mothers; Italian Mammas and Suffering Madonnas: The Strategic Deployment of Maternal Stereotypes in theTheatre of Franca Rame; Motherhood Displaced: Rachel Crothers' The Three of Us and A Man's World.
The Abject of My Affection: The Erotics of Stepmotherhood in Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love and the Wooster Group's To You, The Birdie (Phedre)""She watches us watching her"": The Theatre of Maternity and the Performance of Maternal Failure in O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night; Not So Sainted: Mothers on the Contemporary Irish Stage; What Kind of Mother Are You? Catholic Mothers in Contemporary American Drama; Julie and Manta Rose: The Musical Theatre Mother; The Mother Load: A One-woman Theatrical Performance; scenes from afterbirth: A One-woman Poetry Slam/ HipHop Performance.
Summary This collection examines the nexus of mothering, feminism, and theatre. The work examines the portrayals of mothers in literature and on the performance stage, and makes a contribution to studies in dramatic literature, women?s studies, feminist theory, and theatre history.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0773430210 (electronic bk.)
9780773430211 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 872695766
Additional Format Print version: 9780773437791 0773437797 (DLC) 2009050024

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