International Women Stage Directors by Anne Fliotsos

International Women Stage Directors

byAnne Fliotsos, Wendy Vierow

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2013

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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 Cechová, Marié-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.

Title:International Women Stage DirectorsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:University of Illinois PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0252095855

ISBN - 13:9780252095856


Rated 5 out of 5 by from First ever published of its kind Editors Wendy Vierow and Anne Fliotsos break new ground with this collection of essays on international women stage directors. As with their first collaboration, this very readable resource is the first ever published of its kind on the topic. Each essay is organized in a uniform way that allows the reader to find information quickly and to make comparisons between countries easily. The foreward by Roberta Levitow of the Sundance Theatre Program provides an insightful commentary. The 24 chapters cover the status of women's theatre in countries on every populated continent. The final chapter that Vierow and Fliotsos co-wrote on the US is a tour de force summation on the topic at home, which reminds us that there is much innovation and progress being made by women directors in this fiercely competitive field. This is a must-have for anyone interested in theatre, women's studies, or world cultures.
Date published: 2016-07-06