Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6437
Title: CONFLICT UNRESOLVED: MEN'S RESPONSES TO SECOND WAVE FEMINISM IN WENDY WASSERSTEIN'S ISN'T IT ROMANTIC (1983) AND THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (1988)
Authors: Başer, Duygu Beste
Keywords: feminist theater
Wendy Wasserstein
feminism
men's movements
American women playwrights
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Univ Babes-Bolyai
Abstract: This article focuses on Wendy Wasserstein's (1950-2006) social commentary through drama in order to draw attention to the impact of feminist and men's movements on men. Specifically, it explores the role of men in terms of their relationships with women and their responses to the Second Wave of Feminism under the influence of men's movements in the 1980s through two Wasserstein plays, Isn't It Romantic (1983) and The Heidi Chronicles (1988). The analysis concludes that men failed to understand the aspirations and demands of women. Feeling that their manhood was threatened by feminists, men attacked and attempted to control them while using the gains of female liberation to their advantage at the same time.
URI: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbphilo.2017.1.01
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/6437
ISSN: 1220-0484
2065-9652
Appears in Collections:İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü / Department of English Language & Literature
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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