Staging Queer Feminisms by Sarah French (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Peta Tait


Staging Queer Feminisms by Sarah French analyses transgressive, queer and feminist performance in twenty-first-century Australia and demonstrates the ways in which this type of work has become theatrically celebrated. French reveals how this highly innovative performance critiques gender, racial and sexual identities within the larger sociopolitical context in a substantial scholarly critique of her own. Although the artists in this book initially developed work for audiences outside mainstream culture, they now feature prominently in national and international touring programs. This performance has become artistically as well as culturally significant. It is worth noting that this is the first book of scholarship directly encompassing Australian feminist performance for a decade.


theatre; performance; Sarah French; Staging Queer Feminisms

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