Creating the Self in the Contemporary American Theatre

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Preface
1.
Jerzy Grotowski, Towards a Poor Theatre ( New York: Touchstone-Simon, 1968) 19.

1. Women's Theatre
1.
Karen Finley, We Keep Our Victims Ready in Shock Treatment ( San Francisco: City Lights, 1990) 132. Hereafter to be cited in the text.
2.
Sue-Ellen Case, Feminism and Theatre ( New York: Methuen, 1988) 29.
3.
An excellent introduction to performance art is Richard Schechner, Performance Theory, rev. ed. ( New York: Routledge, 1988). Chapter 3 is particularly relevant.
4.
In response to the excitement Finley generated in sold-out performances that summer and fall, the Village Voice Literary Supplement ( 9 Oct. 1990: 19) published the text of "It's Only Art."
5.
According to C. Carr ( "Artful Dodging", Village Voice 15 June 1993: 30-31), the four artists eventually settled out of court with the NEA and finally received the grants denied them.
6.
Mircea Eliade, Myths, Dreams, and Mysteries, trans. Philip Mairet ( New York: Torchbooks-Harper, 1960) 61.
7.
Marija Gimbutas, The Language of the Goddess ( San Francisco: Harper, 1989) xix-xx.
8.
Out from Under: Texts by Women Performance Artists, ed. Lenora Champagne ( New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1990) 93-94 and 174.
9.
Marlane Meyer, Etta Jenks in Womens Work: Five New Plays from the Women's Project, ed. Julia Miles ( New York: Applause, 1989) 138. Hereafter to be cited in the text.
10.
Gimbutasxvi.
11.
For excarnation, see Gimbutas151-57 and 211. For snake symbolism, see xix, 121, and 316-17.
12.
See Theodor H. Gaster, ed., The New Golden Bough: A New Abridgment of the Classic Work by Sir James George Frazer ( New York: Criterion, 1959) 356-66; Robert Graves , The Greek Myths, vol. 1 ( New York: George Braziller, 1957) 92-96; and Pamela Berger , Goddess Obscured: Transformation of the Grain Protectress from Goddess to Saint ( Boston: Beacon, 1986.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Women's Theatre 1
  • 2 - Other Minority Theatres 31
  • 3 - Exemplary Selves in History 47
  • 4 - Exemplary Selves in Hell 82
  • 6 - Experimental Selves 131
  • 7 - Reconciling Selves 159
  • 8 - On the Eve of the Millennium 189
  • Conclusion: Engaging the Spectator in the Creating 219
  • Notes 225
  • Index 235
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