Women and Puppetry: Critical and Historical Investigations (Hardcover)

Women and Puppetry: Critical and Historical Investigations By Alissa Mello (Editor), Claudia Orenstein (Editor), Cariad Astles (Editor) Cover Image

Women and Puppetry: Critical and Historical Investigations (Hardcover)

By Alissa Mello (Editor), Claudia Orenstein (Editor), Cariad Astles (Editor)

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Women and Puppetry is the first publication dedicated to the study of women in the field of puppetry arts. It includes critical articles and personal accounts that interrogate specific historical moments, cultural contexts, and notions of "woman" on and off stage.

Alissa Mello is an independent theatre artist and scholar, whose research interests include women and performance, as well as practice and social justice. Her publications include a chapter in Undisciplining Dance in 9 Movements and 8 Stumbles (2018), and articles in Performance Research, Puppetry International and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art.Claudia Orenstein is professor of theatre at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has spent over a decade writing on puppetry, and her publications include The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (co-editor) and Festive Revolutions: The Politics of Popular Theatre and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.Cariad Astles is course leader for the BA in puppetry at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and lecturer in Drama at Exeter University, UK. She specialises in training and directing for puppetry performance and in the use of puppets within healthcare. Her publications include International Puppetry Research: Tracing Past and Present, "Puppetry and dictatorship" in Performing (for) Survival: Theatre, Crisis and Extremity, and "Puppetry Training in Contemporary Live Theatre" in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training.

Product Details ISBN: 9780415787383
ISBN-10: 0415787386
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 21st, 2019
Pages: 222
Language: English