The Methuen Drama Handbook of Gender and Theatre

Sean Metzger (Editor), Roberta Mock (Editor)

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An authoritative guide to contemporary debates and theatre practices at a time when gender paradigms are both in flux and at the centre of explosive political battlegrounds.

The confluence of gender and theatre has long created a site of intense debate about the roles of men, women, and other gendered identifications. The Methuen Drama Handbook of Gender and Theatre examines how critical discourses on gender (understood through intersectional and transnational frames) intersect with key debates in the field of theatre studies, as a lens to illuminate the practices of both gender and theatre as well as the societies they inform and represent across space and time.

Of interest to scholars in the interrelated areas of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, globalization studies, theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, and transnational and diasporic studies, its specially commissioned essays demonstrate how researchers are currently handling theatre about gender issues and gendered theatre practices. While synthesizing and summarizing foundational and evolving debates from a contemporary perspective, this is a collection that offers interpretations and analyses that do not simply look back at existing scholarship, but open up new possibilities, paradigms and understandings of gender and theatre.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherMethuen Drama
Number of pages576
ISBN (Print) 9781350123175
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2024


  • gender
  • theatre

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