This groundbreaking work in gender and performance, with a new introduction and updated bibliography
The Feminist Spectator as Critic broke new ground as one of the pioneering books on feminist spectatorship, encouraging resistant readings to generate feminist meanings in performance. Approaching live spectatorship through a range of interdisciplinary methods, the book has been foundational in theater studies, performance studies, and gender/sexuality/women's studies. This updated and enlarged second edition celebrates the book's twenty-fifth anniversary with a substantial new introduction and up-to-the-moment bibliography, detailing the progress to date in gender equity in theater and the arts, and suggesting how far we have yet to go.
". . . theatre criticism at its best—daring in its theoretical application, exciting in its choice of subjects, and radical in its conclusions. Jill Dolan moves forcefully and gracefully through all the positions that theatre critics often propose in theory but rarely accomplish in practice."