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Week 13--Feminist Drama

In her essay on Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich said that "the novel...can be a construct, planned and organized to deal with human experiences on one level at a time. Poetry is too much rooted in the unconscious; it presses too close against the barriers of repression...."

This week and next we turn our attention to a third genre, that of drama. Post here your reactions to The Heidi Chronicles and/or How I Learned to  Drive (which we're reading this week) and/or Age of Arousal (which we'll be viewing next week @ the Wilma). I invite especially your thoughts about how theater operates as a critical feminist text or intervention. How  does it differ,  in its form and in its working, from  the novels and poetry we've just been reading?


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