9781137032898

The Feminist Spectator in Action Feminist Criticism for the Stage and Screen

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    9781137032898

  • ISBN10:

    1137032898

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-12
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

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Summary

Based on her award-winning blog,The Feminist Spectator, Jill Dolan presents a lively feminist perspective in reviews and essays on a variety of theatre productions, films and television seriesfrom The Social Network and Homeland to Split Britches' Lost Lounge. Demonstrating the importance of critiquing mainstream culture through a feminist lens, Dolan also offers invaluable advice on how to develop feminist critical thinking and writing skills. This is an essential read for budding critics and any avid spectator of the stage and screen.

Author Biography

JILL DOLAN is Professor of English and Theatre at Princeton University, USA, where she is also Director of its programme in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is the author of Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theatreand The Feminist Spectator as Critic, among other books. She writes The Feminist Spectator blog at www.feministspectator.blogspot.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: ADVOCACY
1. Dynasty Handbag
2. The Kids are All Right
3. Dog and Pony Show
4. The Hurt Locker
5. Circumstance
6. Scandal
7. Young Adult
8. Girls and Tiny Furniture
PART II: ACTIVISM
9. Mamma Mia!
10. Nurse Jackie
11. For Colored Girls
12. The Black Swan
13. The Social Network
14. The Hunger Games
15. Brave
PART III: ARGUMENT
16. The Merchant of Venice
17. The Normal Heart
18. Children's Hour
19. Homeland
20. Porgy and Bess
21. Wit
22. Death of a Salesman
23. Clybourne Park
24. Tomboy
PART IV: ARTISTRY
25. Friday Night Lights
26. Come Back, Little Sheba
27. Hair
28. Let Me Down Easy
29. Bridesmaids
30. Lost Lounge
31. Once
32. Jomama Jones
33. Midsummer Night's Dream
34. Your Sister's Sister
PART V: HOW TO BE A FEMINIST CRITIC/SPECTATOR
Suggestions for Further Reading
Appendix
Index

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