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Title Women's comedic art as social revolution : five performers and the lessons of their subversive humor / Domnica Radulescu
Author Radulescu, Domnica, 1961-
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012
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 Skillman - Upper Level  PN1590.W64 R34 2012    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc vii, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-250) and index
Summary "This pioneering volume tells the stories of five women who have created revolutionary forms of comic performance and discourse that defy the flagrant prejudices about women and feminists. The artists include 16th-century performer Isabella Andreini, 17th-century improviser Catherine Biancolelli, 20th-century Italian playwright Franca Rame, and contemporary performance artists Deb Margolin and Kimberly Dark"--Provided by publisher
Contents Introduction -- Isabella's "tricks": carnival and mimicry in sixteenth century Italy -- Caterina Biancolelli: seventeenth century trickster and Parisian coquette -- Franca Rame: militant Isabella, feminist Colombina in twentieth century Italy -- Contemporary American Colombinas: the personal, the public, the intimate, the political, and the comical -- The heritage of the Commedia dell'Arte for today's feminist theaters, comedy and activism, and radical acts by women artists
Subject Women comedians -- Italy -- History
Women comedians -- France -- History
Women comedians -- United States -- History
Women in the theater -- Italy -- History
Women in the theater -- France -- History
Women in the theater -- United States -- History
Feminism and theater -- Italy -- History
Feminism and theater -- France -- History
Feminism and theater -- United States -- History
ISBN 9780786460724 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786460725 (softcover : alk. paper)

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