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International Women Stage Directors

Anne Fliotsos, Wendy Vierow


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A fascinating study of women in the arts, International Women Stage Directors is a comprehensive examination of women directors in twenty-four diverse countries. Organized by country, chapters provide historical context and emphasize how social, political, religious, and economic factors have impacted women's rise in the theatre, particularly in terms of gender equity. Contributors tell the stories of their home country's pioneering women directors and profile the most influential women directors practicing today, examining their career paths, artistry, and major achievements.

Contributors are Ileana Azor, Dalia Basiouny, Kate Bredeson, Mirenka Cechová, Marié-Heleen Coetzee, May Farnsworth, Anne Fliotsos, Laura Ginters, Iris Hsin-chun Tuan, Maria Ignatieva, Adam J. Ledger, Roberta Levitow, Jiangyue Li, Lliane Loots, Diana Manole, Karin Maresh, Gordon McCall, Erin B. Mee, Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer, Claire Pamment, Magda Romanska, Avra Sidiropoulou, Margaretta Swigert-Gacheru, Alessandra Vannucci, Wendy Vierow, Vessela S. Warner, and Brenda Werth.

Praise For International Women Stage Directors

 "Comprehensive and stimulating, this work gives readers a broader understanding of the challenges that women directors encounter and highlights their impressive achievements. Recommended for theatre practitioners and students, aspiring women directors, and gender studies scholars."--Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, St. Lawrence University

"A unique examination of women in the arts, created as a reference point for students, researchers, and theater practitioners.  Recommended."--Booklist



University of Illinois Press, 9780252037818, 344pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2013

About the Author

Anne Fliotsos is a professor of theatre at Purdue University. Wendy Vierow is an educator, writer, and editor who has written and directed performance art and performed in works show internationally. They are the coauthors of American Women Stage Directors.