Redressing the Past: The Politics of Early English-Canadian Women's Drama, 1880-1920

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Mar 10, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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Bird argues that the playwrights, their productions, and their texts express the contradictory relations within these forms of feminism: on the one hand they represent women's social and political emancipation and, on the other, they affirm patriarchal structures and the status quo. Implicitly, this study calls into question what traditionally constitutes drama by treating plays written in non-canonical forms, mounted in nonprofessional venues, and published by marginal presses or not at all as important literary, theatrical, and historical documents.
 

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Contents

Liberal Feminism
17
Propaganda Parody
59
Liberalism and Social Purity in the Life and Plays
92
Domestic Feminism
138
Conclusion
194
Notes
215
Bibliography
239
Index
257
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York University

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