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The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage

Editors: Sewell, Jan, Smout, Clare (Eds.)

  • Draws together a diverse array of academics and practitioners to chronicle the history of women performers
  • Offers insight into women on stage across an eclectic range of geographies and contexts
  • Calls into question how we define and understand 'history', 'the stage', and 'women'
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About this book

This book brings together nearly 40 academics and theatre practitioners to chronicle and celebrate the courage, determination and achievements of women on stage across the ages and around the globe. The collection stretches from ancient Greece to present-day Australasia via the United States, Soviet Russia, Europe, India, South Africa and Japan, offering a series of analytical snapshots of women performers, their work and the conditions in which they produced it. Individual chapters provide in-depth consideration of specific moments in time and geography while the volume as a whole and its juxtapositions stimulate consideration of the bigger picture, underlining the challenges women have faced across cultures in establishing themselves as performers and the range of ways in which they gained access to the stage. Organised chronologically, the volume looks not just to the past but the future: it challenges the very notions of ‘history’, ‘stage’ and even the definition of ‘women’ itself.                     

About the authors

Jan Sewell teaches Humanities at the Open University, UK. She was Assistant Editor of the RSC Complete Works of Shakespeare (2007) as well as the individual editions of Shakespeare’s Plays (2008-2012); she is co-editor of William Shakespeare and Others: Collaborative Plays (2013) and Plays of Shakespeare’s Company (forthcoming).

Clare Smout is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her current teaching portfolio also includes work on Shakespeare for Staffordshire University, the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, and i-Learner in Hong Kong. She previously spent twenty years as a theatre practitioner specialising in new writing.

Buy this book

eBook 130,89 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23828-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 228,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: January 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23827-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage
Editors
  • Jan Sewell
  • Clare Smout
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23828-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23828-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23827-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 917
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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