Women And Theatre


This is a very broad topic so it would be best to narrow the field of interest before beginning research, but some good starting points would be trying Tulanet searches for books or articles with the following subjects:

ACTRESSES
WOMEN DRAMATISTS
FEMINIST THEATER
FEMINISM AND THEATER
WOMEN IN THE THEATER
PERFORMANCE ART

*Be careful to spell theater with an "ER" ending when searching on Tulanet.

Searches on topics such as DRAMA, THEATER, or PLAYS would probably be too broad and yield way too much information to be useful, but they are available.

If looking for reviews of a specific play, information on certain playwrights, actresses, female performers, etc., try indexes to major newspapers (especially those in New York) or drama journals such as:

(HT) PN200.P47 Performing Arts Journal
(HT) 792.05 E25 Theatre Journal
(HT) 808.205 T917 Drama Review
(HT) AP2.K426 Kenyon Review
(HT) NX1.H53 High Performance
(HT) Microforms/Newspapers New York Times
(HT) M/N The Village Voice
(WC) Ms. Magazine
(WC) Women's Review of Books

Books, essays, and articles by Linda Hart, Jill Dolan, and Sue-Ellen Case may prove helpful as they are among the most prominent writers in the field of Feminism and Theatre. Some titles available at Howard Tilton include:

PS151.F46 1989 Feminine Focus: The New Women Playwrights
PS338.W6 M3 1989 Making a Spectacle: Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women's Theatre
PN1590.W64 A38 1993 Acting Out: Feminist Performances
PN1590.W64 P4 1990 Performing Feminisms
PN2270.F45 D64 1988 The Feminist Spectator as Critic
PN2270.F45 D65 1993 Presence and Desire: Essays on Gender, Sexuality, Performance

Additional information may be found in the Verticle Files at the Women's Center under "Art: Performing Arts."


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