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Performing Gender Violence
Plays by Contemporary American Women Dramatists
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
15 Dec 2011
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Violence against women in plays by women has earned little mention. This revolutionary collection fills that gap, focusing on plays by American women dramatists, written in the last thirty years, which deal with different forms of gender violence. Each author discusses specific manifestations of violence in carefully selected plays: psychological violence, violence within the family, violence suffered by women at the hands of the medical profession, violence caused by situations of war and social injustice. This book encompasses the theatrical devices used to represent violence on the stage in an age of virtual, immediate reality as much as the problematics of gender violence in modern society.  


Description

Violence against women in plays by women has earned little mention. This revolutionary collection fills that gap, focusing on plays by American women dramatists, written in the last thirty years, which deal with different forms of gender violence. Each author discusses specific manifestations of violence in carefully selected plays: psychological violence, violence within the family, violence suffered by women at the hands of the medical profession, violence caused by situations of war and social injustice. This book encompasses the theatrical devices used to represent violence on the stage in an age of virtual, immediate reality as much as the problematics of gender violence in modern society.  


Reviews

'In an astute reconfiguration of scholarly conventions, this book, authored by female scholars, is a cross between an edited collection (as the cover suggests) and a co-authored volume . . . All in all, Performing Gender Violence: Plays by Contemporary American Women Dramatists is a thoroughly researched book, which eloquently blends theoretical considerations with close-reading analyses of specific plays. By combining examinations of canonical and recent works, the authors contribute to enlarging our knowledge of the astonishing wealth of contemporary American drama. Therefore, this book will not only be useful to feminists: it will become an invaluable research tool for any serious scholar wishing to study new developments in contemporary US theatre.' – European Journal of American Studies


Contents

Introduction; N.Hernando-Real & B.Ozieblo 
Violence against Women: Forms and Responses; M.Fernández-Morales, I.Pineda-Hernández, M.López-Rodríguez & B.Ozieblo
Violence against Women in U.S. Theater; N.Hernando-Real & B.Ozieblo
My Home, My Battleground: The Deconstruction of the American Family; N.Hernando-Real
The Role of Female Bonding on the Stage of Violence; M.Narbona-Carrión
A Stalker, a Serial Killer, and the Women Who Survived Them: Psychological Abuse as a Form of Gender Violence; M.L.Rodríguez
The New Breast Cancer (Im)patient: Female Revolt against Biomedical Violence in US Drama; M.Fernández-Morales
Survival Strategies in Recent Plays by African American Women Playwrights; I.Pineda-Hernández
Documenting War: Theatrical Interventions by Emily Mann and Heather Raffo; I.Saal
The Victim and the Audience's Pleasure: an Exploration of Carson Kreitzer's Self Defense and Stefanie Zadravec's Honey Brown Eyes; B.Ozieblo


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Authors

BARBARA OZIEBLO Professor of American Literature at the University of Malaga, Spain.
NOELIA HERNANDO-REAL Assistant Professor of English and North American Literature at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain.