International Women Stage Directors

International Women Stage Directors

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A fascinating study of women in the arts, International Women Stage Directors is a comprehensive examination of women directors in twenty-four diverse countries. Organized by country, chapters provide historical context and emphasize how social, political, religious, and economic factors have impacted women's rise in the theatre, particularly in terms of gender equity. Contributors tell the stories of their home country's pioneering women directors and profile the most influential women directors practicing today, examining their career paths, artistry, and major achievements.

Contributors are Ileana Azor, Dalia Basiouny, Kate Bredeson, Mirenka Cechov\u00e1, Mari\u00e9-Heleen Coetzee, May Farnsworth, Anne Fliotsos, Laura Ginters, Iris Hsin-chun Tuan, Maria Ignatieva, Adam J. Ledger, Roberta Levitow, Jiangyue Li, Lliane Loots, Diana Manole, Karin Maresh, Gordon McCall, Erin B. Mee, Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer, Claire Pamment, Magda Romanska, Avra Sidiropoulou, Margaretta Swigert-Gacheru, Alessandra Vannucci, Wendy Vierow, Vessela S. Warner, and Brenda Werth.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 703.06g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252037812
  • 9780252037818
  • 1,374,639

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"A unique examination of women in the arts, created as a reference point for students, researchers, and theater practitioners. Recommended."--Booklist "Recommended."--Choice "Comprehensive and stimulating, this work gives readers a broader understanding of the challenges that women directors encounter and highlights their impressive achievements. Recommended for theatre practitioners and students, aspiring women directors, and gender studies scholars."--Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, St. Lawrence University
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About Anne L. Fliotsos

Anne Fliotsos is a professor of theatre at Purdue University. Wendy Vierow is an educator, writer, and editor who has written and directed performance art and performed in works show internationally. They are the coauthors of American Women Stage Directors.
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Table of contents

Introduction Anne Fliotsos 1 Argentina May Summer Farnsworth and Brenda Werth 5 Australia Laura Ginters 18 Brazil Alessandra Vannucci 30 Bulgaria Vessela S. Warner 43 Canada Gordon McCall 56 China Jiangyue Li 70 Cuba Ileana Azor 83 Czech Republic Mirenka Cechova 95 Egypt Dalia Basiouny 109 France Kate Bredeson 122 Germany Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer 136 Great Britain Adam J. Ledger 148 Greece Avra Sidiropoulou 161 India Erin B. Mee 174 Ireland Karin Maresh 187 Kenya Margaretta Swigert-Gacheru 198 Mexico Ileana Azor 211 Pakistan Claire Pamment 223 Poland Magda Romanska 237 Romania Diana Manole 251 Russia Maria Ignatieva 264 South Africa Marie-Heleen Coetzee and Lliane Loots 277 Taiwan Iris Hsin-chun Tuan 291 United States of America Anne Fliotsos and Wendy Vierow 303
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