Split Britches

Split Britches

Along with Shaw, and other members of Spiderwoman, they constructed the characters of Weaver's two aunts and one great-aunt who had lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of They titled the piece Split Britches, based on the pants women wore ...

Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136165597

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The Split Britches theatre company have led the way in innovative and challenging lesbian performance for the last decade. Split Britches: Lesbian Practice/Feminist Performance is a long awaited celebration of the theatre and writing of Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Deborah Margolin, who make up this outstanding troupe. This unique anthology comes complete with: * seven of Split Britches' best loved performance texts * a critical, historical introduction by Sue-Ellen Case * programme notes to accompany each of the plays * a range of stunning photographic illustrations The publication of the Split Britches play texts, collected here for the first time, provides invaluable access to these celebrated performance pieces for both the student and contemporary arts audience.
Categories: Performing Arts

Acting Out

Acting Out

britches that are split enables women to urinate while standing up in the field . If only women who are hard at work in the rural outdoors and have no time to urinate leisurely have been given this dispensation traditionally , the group ...

Author: Lynda Hart

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472064797

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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Both a critical account of contemporary feminist performance and illustration of its depth and diversity, Acting Out is essential reading for anyone interested in feminist theory, sexual difference, queer theory, or the politics of contemporary performance. Contributors include Philip Auslander, C. Carr, Kate Davy, Joyce Devlin, Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Hillary Harris, Lynda Hart, Lynda M. Hill, Julie Malnig, Vivan M. Patraka, Peggy Phelan, Janelle Reinelt, Sandra L. Richards, Amy Robinson, Judy C. Rosenthal, Rebecca Schneider, Raewyn Whyte, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano.
Categories: Social Science

Radical Gestures

Radical Gestures

When Split Britches was conceived, Shaw and Weaver had been performing with another experimental theatre group called Spiderwoman, which had been founded in 1975 by three sisters, Muriel Miguel, Gloria Miguel, and Lisa Mayo, ...

Author: Jayne Wark

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773576711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

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Wark brings together a wide range of artists, including Lisa Steele, Martha Rosler, Lynda Benglis, Gillian Collyer, Margaret Dragu, and Sylvie Tourangeau, and provides detailed readings and viewings of individual pieces, many of which have not been studied in detail before. She reassesses assumptions about the generational and thematic characteristics of feminist art, placing feminist performance within the wider context of minimalism, conceptualism, land art, and happenings
Categories: Performing Arts

Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers

Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers

59 The work of Camhe and Mark, De Veaux and Hardwick, Torr, the Radical Lesbian Feminist Terrorist Comedy Group, and the Split Britches troupe was original; and the productions were all quite different from one another.

Author: Kate Davy

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472071227

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Parody, cross-dressing, zany comedy, and unbridled eroticism at a women's theater space in the East Village
Categories: Performing Arts

The Changing Room

The Changing Room

Drag per se was never a primary concern of either Split Britches or WOW , however much they explored the butch - femme relationship . Although butch and femme are usually envisaged as an interdependent , almost symbiotic couple , Peggy ...

Author: Laurence Senelick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415159865

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 540

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The Changing Room traces the origins and variations of theatrical cross-dressing through the ages and across cultures. This is the first-ever cross-cultural study of theatrical transvestism.
Categories: Performing Arts

New Theatre Quarterly 71 Volume 18 Part 3

New Theatre Quarterly 71  Volume 18  Part 3

Geraldine Harris Double Acts , Theatrical Couples , , and Split Britches ' ' Double Agency ' In 2001 Split Britches presented a double bill entitled Double Agency , consisting of one new piece , Miss Risqué , and one already in their ...

Author: Clive Barker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521524040

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Provides an international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet.
Categories: Drama

Upstaging Big Daddy

Upstaging Big Daddy

SABRINA HAMILTON Split Britches and the Alcestis Lesson : " What Is This Albatross ? " The art of theater consists of knowing who to steal from . I am certainly not the first person to steal from Split Britches , nor will I be the last ...

Author: Ellen Donkin

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472065033

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 329

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Challenges established notions of the director's craft and disrupts conventional interpretations of "the canon"
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States  2 volumes

Foundational fund-raising events such as a Freudian Slip party and a Debutante Ball raised the funds for rent, and the space quickly became home to early work by Split Britches, Holly Hughes, Sarah Schulman, Carmelita Tropicana/Alina ...

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313348600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 762

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In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts. • Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries discuss authors, literary works, movements, genres, and social issues • An alphabetical list of entries offers a quick survey of the encyclopedia's contents • A guide to related topics quickly and conveniently directs readers to entries likely to interest them • Bibliographies for specific entries help students find sources of additional information on specialized topics • A selected, general bibliography directs students to the most helpful print and electronic resources on contemporary LGBTQ American literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance

The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance

(Weaver and Harvie, 2019a) Overall, Weaver and Split Britches model caring that goes well beyond the limited biological, familial care that dominates both a privatised health care system and patriarchal capitalism, modelling the kind of ...

Author: Tim Prentki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000177077

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 444

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The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance provides an in-depth, far-reaching and provocative consideration of how scholars and artists negotiate the theoretical, historical and practical politics of applied performance, both in the academy and beyond. These volumes offer insights from within and beyond the sphere of English-speaking scholarship, curated by regional experts in applied performance. The reader will gain an understanding of some of the dominant preoccupations of performance in specified regions, enhanced by contextual framing. From the dis(h)arming of the human body through dance in Colombia to clowning with dementia in Australia, via challenges to violent nationalism in the Balkans, transgender performance in Pakistan and resistance rap in Kashmir, the essays, interviews and scripts are eloquent testimony to the courage and hope of people who believe in the power of art to renew the human spirit. Students, academics, practitioners, policy-makers, cultural anthropologists and activists will benefit from the opportunities to forge new networks and develop in-depth comparative research offered by this bold, global project.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women Playwrights of Diversity

Women Playwrights of Diversity

Split Britches 321 Lesbians Who Kill ( written but not performed by Margolin ) Production , La Mama , New York , 1992 Lust and Comfort Production , La Mama , New York , 1995 PLAY AVAILABILITY Belle Reprieve is published in Terry Heibing ...

Author: Jane T. Peterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313291799

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

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Includes biographical sketches, play synopses, production histories, and bibliographical information for more than 80 contemporary women playwrights who present African American, Latina, Asian American, and lesbian perpectives.
Categories: Literary Criticism