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Staging black feminisms: identity, politics, performance

Staging black feminisms: identity, politics, performance

Goddard, Lynette, 1966-

Goddard explores the development and principle of black British women's plays and performance since the late 20th century. Using contemporary performance theory to explore key themes, she offers close textual readings and production analysis of a range of plays, performance poetry and live art works

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Lynette Goddard
ISBN: 1403986401, 9781403986405
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 240 p. ; 22 cm.
Series: Performance interventions
Subject: Feminism and literature Great Britain.; Theatre; Feminism; Performance poetry Great Britain.; Theater Great Britain History 20th century.; English drama Black authors History and criticism.; English drama 21st century History and criticism.; English drama Women authors History and criticism.; English drama 20th century History and criticism.


  1. Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: HISTORY AND AESTHETICS Black British Women and Theatre: An Overview Black Feminist Performance Aesthetics PART II: PLAYS Winsome Pinnock's Migration Narratives Jacqueline Rudet (Re)Writing Sexual Deviancy Jackie Kay and Valerie Mason-John's Zamis, Lesbians and Queers PART III: PERFORMANCES Black Mime Theatre Women's Troops Solo Voices: Performance Art, Dance and Poetry PART IV: CONCLUSIONS Black Feminist Futures? Notes Bibliography Index


'...a welcome addition to a growing body of scholarly work on black and Asian theatre in Britain... Goddard's book... helps paint a picture of a richly diverse, provocative, and energetic movement that deserves a significantly bigger place on the stage.' Meenakshi Ponnuswami, Modern Drama

'A major strength is Goddard's attention to black women's performance art and poetry alongside and in relation to theatre, and her readings of the highly innovative work of debbie tucker green... a sensitive and incisive account of a growing body of work.' - Susan Croft, Theatre Research International

'It offers an invaluable critical archiving of work which has had a precarious existence after its staging...Goddard's specialization is impressive and groundbreaking - especially in her insightful restitution of black lesbian texts and performances.' Deirde Osborne, Contemporary Theatre Review