Educational Theatre for Women in Post-World War II Italy

A Stage of Their Own
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ISBN-13:
9781349950959
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
28.12.2016
Seiten:
265
Autor:
Daniela Cavallaro
Gewicht:
483 g
Format:
216x153x20 mm
Serie:
Progress in Mathematics
Sprache:
Englisch

Inhaltsverzeichnis
Introduction. Theatre is a serious matter.- Chapter 1. Educational theatre for women.- Chapter 2. Teatro delle giovani - editors, genres, development.- Chapter 3. Teatro delle giovani - the plays.- Chapter 4. Salesian plays not published in Teatro delle giovani.- Chapter 5. Scene femminili - the new magazine for all-women theatre.- Chapter 6. Scene femminili - the plays.- Chapter 7. Educational plays from other magazines or publishers.- Chapter 8. The legacy of all-women educational theatre.- Appendix. Biographical notes on educational theatre women playwrights (1940-1970).- Works cited.
Beschreibung
This book explores an important moment in Italian women's theatre and cultural history: plays written for all-women casts between 1946 and the mid-1960s, authored for the most part by women and performed exclusively by women. Because they featured only female roles, they concentrated on aspects of specifically women's experience, be it their spirituality, their future lives as wives and mothers, their present lives as workers or students, or their relationships with friends, sisters and mothers. Most often performed in a Catholic environment, they were meant to both entertain and educate, reflecting the specific issues that both performers and spectators had to confront in the years between the end of the war and the beginning of the economic miracle.Drawing on material never before researched, Educational Theatre for Women in Post-World War II Italy: A Stage of Their Own recovers the life and works of forgotten women playwrights while also discussing the role models that educational theatre offered to the young Italian women coming of age in the post-war years.
Autor
Daniela Cavallaro is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she teaches courses in Italian language, fiction, and drama. She has published in the fields of Italian fiction, film and theatre; women's revision of the classics; and South Pacific literature. Her 2011 book Italian Women's Theatre 1930-1960: An Anthology of Plays recovered the life and works of four Italian women playwrights.

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