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Feminizmas ir teatras: esminiai sankirtos taškai
Feminism and theatre: the basic points of convergence

Author(s): Šarūnė Trinkūnaitė
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Gender Studies, Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Lietuvos mokslų akademijos leidykla
Keywords: feminism; theatre; feminist theatre; woman; politics; experience; representation; power; sex/gender; aesthetics; “women writing”

Summary/Abstract: The article generalises the feminist theatre theory that still has not been brought under consideration in the field of Lithuanian theatre science. The first part of it concerns the issues of feminist politics as they were reflected on stage (subversion of “male gaze”, representation of feminine subjectivity, women’s new visibility, reality of women’s experience, etc.) and analyses the evolution of the feminist theatre as a women’s experience theatre towards the feminist theatre as a sex / gender studies theatre beyond the traditional feminine-masculine opposition. The second part of the article reveals the problematic of feminist aesthetics that attempted to discover and to base on the strategies of the unique “women writing” (fragmentarity and poliphony of stage action, multi-vocality of a stage figure, anti-realistic/anti-illusional transformability of stage language, etc.) and presents them as a feminist appropriation of the main principles of postmodernism aesthetics.

  • Issue Year: 21/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 137-147
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Lithuanian