The Resource Female spectacle : the theatrical roots of modern feminism, Susan A. Glenn

Female spectacle : the theatrical roots of modern feminism, Susan A. Glenn

Label
Female spectacle : the theatrical roots of modern feminism
Title
Female spectacle
Title remainder
the theatrical roots of modern feminism
Statement of responsibility
Susan A. Glenn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the French actress Sarah Bernhardt made her first American tour in 1880, the term "feminism" had not yet entered our national vocabulary. But over the course of the next half-century, a rising generation of daring actresses and comics brought a new kind of woman to center stage. Exploring and exploiting modern fantasies and fears about female roles and gender identity, these performers eschewed theatrical convention and traditional notions of womanly modesty. Female spectacle reveals the theater to have been a powerful new source of cultural authority and visibility for women. Ironically, theater also provided an arena in which producers and audiences projected the uncertainties and hostilities that accompanied changing gender relations. From Bernhardt's modern methods of self-promotion to Emma Goldman's political theatrics, from the female mimics and Salome dancers to the upwardly striving chorus girl, Glenn shows us how and why theater mattered to women and argues for its pivotal role in the emergence of modern feminism
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glenn, Susan A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1590.W64
LC item number
G59 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the theater
  • Women in the theater
  • Feminism and theater
  • Actresses
  • Actresses
  • Feminism and theater
  • Women in the theater
  • Vrouwen
  • Toneel
  • Toneelspelers
  • Feminisme
  • Feminizm
  • Kobieta
  • Aktorzy amerykańscy
  • Teatr amerykański
  • Theater
  • Feminismus
  • United States
Label
Female spectacle : the theatrical roots of modern feminism, Susan A. Glenn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Bernhardt effect: self-advertising and the age of spectacle
  • Mirth and girth: the politics of comedy
  • The strong personality: female mimics and the play of the self
  • The Americanization of Salome: sexuality, race, and the careers of the vulgar princess
  • "The eyes of the enemy": female activism and the paradox of theater
  • "Nationally advertised legs": how Broadway invented "the girls"
  • "Like all the rest of womankind only more so": the chorus girl problem and American culture
  • Conclusion: the legacy of female spectacle
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780674003330
Lccn
00040683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44084232
  • (OCoLC)ocm44084232
Label
Female spectacle : the theatrical roots of modern feminism, Susan A. Glenn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Bernhardt effect: self-advertising and the age of spectacle
  • Mirth and girth: the politics of comedy
  • The strong personality: female mimics and the play of the self
  • The Americanization of Salome: sexuality, race, and the careers of the vulgar princess
  • "The eyes of the enemy": female activism and the paradox of theater
  • "Nationally advertised legs": how Broadway invented "the girls"
  • "Like all the rest of womankind only more so": the chorus girl problem and American culture
  • Conclusion: the legacy of female spectacle
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780674003330
Lccn
00040683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44084232
  • (OCoLC)ocm44084232

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