Italian Women's Theatre, 1930-1960 (Book)

An Anthology of Plays

Between 1930 and 1960, popular female dramatists, including Paola Riccora, Anna Bonacci, Clotilde Masci, and Gici Ganzini Granata, set the stage for a new generation of feminist theatre and the development of contemporary Italian womenÆs theatre as a whole. Now largely forgotten, the lives and works of these dramatists are reintroduced into the scholarly conversation in Italian WomenÆs Theatre, 1930–1960. Following a general introduction, the book presents a selection of dramatic works, rounded out by commentary, performance histories, critical analyses, and biographical information.

Category: Performing Arts
Series: Playtext


Daniela Cavallaro is a senior lecturer in Italian at the University of Auckland.

Part 1: Approaches
1. A Touch of Spice: Mobility and Popularity 
Dimitris Eleftheriotis
2.Is there such a Thing as a Greek Blockbuster? The Revival of Contemporary Greek Cinema 
Michalis Kokonis
Gloves and Moustaches: Masculinity and Gender Relations in the Film Yellow Gloves 
3. Yvonne Kosma
Part 2: Histories
4. Coloniality and Early Greek Film Culture 
Vassiliki Tsitsopoulou
5. Open-air Cinema in Athens: The Rise of the City and Urban Identities 
Melissanthi Saliba ,
6. Silent Greek Cinema: In Search of Academic Recognition 
Eliza- Anna Delveroudi
Definitely Maybe: Possible Narratives of the History of Greek Cinema
7. Maria A. Stassinopoulou
Part 3: Identity 
8. Music, Dance and Cultural Identity in the Greek Film Musical
Lydia Papadimitriou
9. Carnivalised Greekness: Stavros Tsiolis’ Please Ladies Don’t Cry
Nikos Leros
10. Cacoyannis’s Stella: Representation and Reception of a Patriarchal Anomaly
Achilleas Hadjikyriacou
11. Greek Cinema Without Greece: Investigating Alternative Formations
Gary Needham
Part 4: Aesthetics
12. Film Style in Old Greek Cinema: The Case of Dinos Dimopoulos,
Eleftheria Thanouli
13. Reflections on Pain, Loss and Memory: Takis Kanellopoulos' Fiction Films of the 1960s
Panayiota Mini
14.The Geography of Neo-Realism in Greece: City Images, Urban Representations and Aesthetics of Space
Anna Poupou

'The adventurous explorations, the sound suggestions and the vast research show that Papadimitriou and Tziounakis’ volume institutes a new beginning for the re-evaluation of Greek Cinema.' – Senses of Cinema, Vrasidas Karalis

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