Educational Theatre for Women in Post-World War II Italy: A Stage of their Own

TitleEducational Theatre for Women in Post-World War II Italy: A Stage of their Own
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCavallaro, Daniela
Number of Pages265
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityLondon
Abstract

"This book explores an important moment in Italian women's theatre and cultural history: plays written for all-women casts between 1946 and the mid-1960s, authored for the most part by women and performed exclusively by women. Because they featured only female roles, they concentrated on aspects of specifically women's experience, be it their spirituality, their future lives as wives and mothers, their present lives as workers or students, or their relationships with friends, sisters and mothers. Most often performed in a Catholic environment, they were meant to both entertain and educate, reflecting the specific issues that both performers and spectators had to confront in the years between the end of the war and the beginning of the economic miracle."--Page 4 of cover.

URLhttps://lccn.loc.gov/2016957174
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