Identity Politics in Women's Performance in Japan

Anan, Nobuko (2012) Identity Politics in Women's Performance in Japan. Theatre Research International, 37 (01). pp. 68-70. ISSN 0307-8833

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Abstract

In Japan, it was in the mid-1970s when women artists started to create their own professional theatre companies. This period also saw the development of the women's liberation movement in Japan, but there was no exchange between women theatre artists and activists. While the women artists explored a variety of issues in their work, with some few exceptions feminism was not their primary concern. This trend continues to this day, and accounts for why Tadashi Uchino argues that there has been no feminist theatre in Japan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminism, gender studies, feminist theatre
Subjects: W200 Design studies
W400 Drama
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 14:38
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 05:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5981

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