Staging Queer Feminisms

Sarah French

Palgrave Macmillan UK | Published : 2017


Over the past decade (2005–2015), queer and feminist themes have come to play an increasingly central role in Australian performance. In the independent scene in particular, theatre-makers have exhibited a striking preoccupation with issues relating to sexuality and gender in ways that both reflect and challenge broader trends in contemporary Australian society and culture. While Australian theatre of the 1980s and 1990s often reflected liberal feminist themes, I suggest that the decade examined here is characterised by a more direct engagement with feminist and queer politics. The theatrical works discussed in this book intervene into contemporary debates about gender roles, interrogate the..

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