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Title Performing women : stand-ups, strumpets, and itinerants / introduced, interviewed and edited by Alison Oddey
Edition Second edition
Published Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  792.082 Odd/Pws 2005  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 347 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Performing women -- 2. Historical and cultural contexts -- 3. Why perform? : themes arising from interviews -- 4. Stand-ups, strumpets and itinerants -- Jenny Eclair -- Niamh Cusack -- Imogen Stubbs -- Josette Simon -- Meera Syal -- Jane Horrocks -- Kathy Burke -- Marianne Jean-Baptiste -- Heather Ackroyd -- Naomi Frederick -- Jo Brand -- Imelda Staunton -- Juliet Stevenson -- Kathryn Hunter -- Fiona Shaw -- Dawn French -- Miranda Richardson -- Janet McTeer -- Victoria Wood -- Penelope Wilton -- June Whitfield -- Sheila Hancock -- Brenda Blethyn -- Alison Steadman -- Julie Walters -- Geraldine James -- Bobby Baker
Summary "Alison Oddey's interviews with prominent performing women span generations, cultures, perspectives, practice and the best part of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, telling various stories collectively. Stand-ups, 'classic' actresses, film and television personalities, and performance artists discuss why they want to perform, what motivates them, and how their personal history has contributed to their desires to perform. Oddey's critical, analytical introductory chapters consider both historical and cultural contexts, as well as an examination of themes arising from interviews."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 340) and index
Subject Actresses -- Interviews.
Women comedians -- Interviews.
Women entertainers -- Great Britain -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Author Oddey, Alison, 1954-
LC no. 2005051251
ISBN 1403948771 (paperback)
9781403948779 (paperback)