Staging Politics and Gender

French Women’s Drama, 1880–1923

  • Authors
  • Cecilia Beach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Cecilia Beach
    Pages 26-48
  3. Cecilia Beach
    Pages 67-91
  4. Cecilia Beach
    Pages 92-109
  5. Cecilia Beach
    Pages 110-132
  6. Cecilia Beach
    Pages 133-143
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 144-186

About this book


In Staging Politics and Gender , Cecilia Beach examines the political and feminist plays of French playwrights who have largely been overlooked until now. Beach highlights the importance of theatrical endeavors which women perceived as a powerful way to promote political opinions. The author analyzes the work of Louise Michel, Nelly Roussel, Marie Leneru, Vera Starkoff, and Madeline Pelletier and discusses anarchist theatre and forms of social protest theatre at the turn of the century.


drama feminism gender theatre women

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