Journal article

Masculinity after #MeToo in Mainstream Theatre Watching Miller, rehearsing Kane, reading Rush v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Eloïse Mignon, Paul Rae

Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2020

Abstract

This article argues that the main effect of revelations of sexual harassment prompted by the #MeToo movement, the resulting changes in workplace policy, and heightened sensitivities around gender representation on stage has been to reconfigure the assemblage of mainstream theatre. The analysis is pursued across three distinct case studies from Australia: watching a production of Arthur Miller‘s canonical mid-century play A View from the Bridge; rehearsing Sarah Kane‘s notoriously violent Blasted; and reading the publicly available documents relating to a defamation case successfully brought by Australian actor Geoffrey Rush over tabloid allegations of sexual misconduct during a production of..

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