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Rape on the Contemporary Stage

Fitzpatrick, L (2018) Rape on the Contemporary Stage. Palgrave Macmillan. London. 281 pp ISBN 978-3-319-70845-4 [Book (authored)]

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70845-4


This book investigates the representation of rape in British and Irish theatre since the second wave of the Women’s Movement. Mainly focusing on the period from the 1990s to the present, it identifies key feminist debates on rape and gender, and introduces a set of ideas about the function of rape as a form of embodied, gendered violence to the analysis of dramaturgical and performance strategies used in a range of important and/or controversial works. The chapters explore the dramatic representation of consent; feminist performance strategies that interrogate common attitudes to rape and rape survivors; the use of rape as an allegory for political oppression; the relationships of vulnerability, eroticism and affect in the understanding and representation of sexual violence; and recent work that engages with anti-rape activism to present women’s personal experiences on stage.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Keywords:Rape, Performance, Theatre, Society, Violence, Conflict, Gender
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:39526
Deposited By: Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick
Deposited On:08 Feb 2018 15:10
Last Modified:08 Feb 2018 15:10

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