Fitzpatrick 2010 Rape

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Author: Lisa Fitzpatrick

Title: Signifying Rape

Subtitle: Problems of Representing Sexual Violence on Stage

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010

Pages: 183-199

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | English History, Irish History | Representations: Literature / Marina Carr, Sarah Kane, Timberlake Wertenbaker



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Author: Lisa Fitzpatrick, School of Creative Arts and Technologies, University of UlsterAcademia.edu

Abstract: »Lisa Fitzpatrick is very aware of these issues in her chapter about the staging of rape in feminist theatre. 'Signifying Rape: Problems of Representing Sexual Violence on Stage' offers a discussion of instances of more subversive staging of rape that avoids the exploitative tendencies outlined. Covering playwrights such as Timberlake Wertenbaker, Marina Carr and Sarah Kane, Fitzpatrick also evaluates how the scripts and staging of contemporary plays subvert rape scripts of power and offer alternative narratives that resist the binary of powerful male aggressor and passive female victim.« (Zoë Brigley Thompson and Sorcha Gunne. »Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Retheorizing Rape.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 15)

Wikipedia: Marina Carr, Sarah Kane, Timberlake Wertenbaker


Added: November 15, 2014 – Last updated: November 15, 2014