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Post-postfeminism?: Amelia Bullmore’s Di and Viv and Rose (2011), April De Angelis’s Jumpy (2011) and The Awkward Squad by Karin Young’

I recently had an article with the above title published in the theatre journal The Contemporary Theatre Review. The publishers have informed me that I can offer 50 ‘free views’ of this article on ‘my social media’. It should appeal to those interested in recent plays in the UK that are either ‘about’ or concerned … Continue reading

Theatre as Voice (a guest blog by Emily Jones)

This is a guest post by Emily Jones, a third year Theatre student at Lancaster. Emily originally wrote this for a half-day Gender and Women’s Studies seminar which I co- organised with a colleague Anne Cronin (from Sociology) entitled ‘Is the Personal Still Political?: Young Women and Sexualisation’. The impetus for this seminar was our … Continue reading

Stacy Makishi The Falsettos

There is a moment towards the start of The Falsettos when Stacey Makishi is telling a story from her childhood about  her mother going into hospital. Apparently this was for a cosmetic breast job but four year old Stacey did not know this and was terrified her mother might be going to die. By co-incidence, … Continue reading