Feminist Performance Criticism and the Popular: Reviewing Wendy Wasserstein

@article{Dolan2008FeministPC,
  title={Feminist Performance Criticism and the Popular: Reviewing Wendy Wasserstein},
  author={Jill Dolan},
  journal={Theatre Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={60},
  pages={433 - 457}
}
This essay suggests that the taxonomy of feminisms—liberal, cultural, and materialist—while usefully lending precision to our analysis, has inadvertently become hierarchical, privileging materialist feminist projects at the expense of more popular or mainstream plays and productions by liberal feminist playwrights. By returning to the oeuvre of Wendy Wasserstein, the author argues that although some of her initial critical misgivings about the playwright’s relationship to the feminist movement… Expand