Access an extensive bibliography that presents critical analyses of our work.  Whenever possible, external links and PDFs have been provided below for instant access to the materials.  An open source copy of this bibliography is available to download here.


Aston, Elaine and Harris, Geraldine.  Performance Practice and Process Contemporary (Women) Practitioners.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Armstrong, Ann Elizabeth. “Building Coalitional Spaces in Lois Weaver’s Performance Pedagogy.”  Theatre Topics 15.2 (2005): 201-219.

Bernstein, Robin. “Staging lesbian and gay New York.”  The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York.  Eds. B. Waterman and C. R. K. Patell.  Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Blair, Rhonda. “The Alcestis Project: Split Britches at Hampshire College.” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 6.1 (1993): 147-76.

Case, Sue-Ellen. Split Britches: Lesbian Practice/Feminist Performance. London-New York: Routledge, 1996.

—–. “Toward A Butch-Femme Aesthetic.” Making a Spectacle: Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women’s Theater. Ed. Lynda Hart. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1989.

Canning, Charlotte.  Feminist Theatres in the USA: Staging Women’s Experience (Gender in Performance)London-New York:  Routledge, 1996.

Davy, Kate.  “Constructing the Spectator: Reception, Context, and Address in Lesbian Performance.”  Performing Arts Journal 10.2 (1986): 43-52. 

—–.  “Fe/Male Impersonation: The Discourse Of Camp.” Critical Theory and Performance. Eds. Janelle Reinelt and Joseph Roach. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

—–.  Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers:  Staging the Unimaginable at the WOW Café TheatreAnn Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 2010.

—–. “Reading Past the Heterosexual Imperative: ‘Dress Suits to Hire’.” The Drama Review 33.1 (1989): 153-170.

de Lauretis, Teresa. “Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation.” Theatre Journal 40.2 (1988): 155-177.

Diamond, Elin. “Mimesis, Mimicry, and The ‘True-Real’.” Acting Out: Feminist Performances. Eds. Lynda Hart and Peggy Phelan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

Dolan, Jill. “Desire Cloaked in a Trenchcoat.” The Drama Review 33.1 (1989): 59-67.

—–. “Practicing Cultural Disruptions: Gay And Lesbian Representations and Sexuality.” Critical Theory and Performance. Eds. Janelle Reinelt and Joseph Roach. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

—–. Presence and Desire: Essays on Gender, Sexuality, Performance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

—–.  “Seeing Deb Margolin: Ontological Vandalism and Radical Amazement.”  The Drama Review 52.3 (2008):  98-117.

—–. “The Dynamics of Desire: Sexuality and Gender in Pornography and Performance.” Theatre Journal 39.2 (1987): 156-74.

Ferguson, Marcia L.  “Menopausal Gentleman.”  Theatre Journal 50.3 (1998): 374-375.

Geis, Deborah R. “Deconstructing (A Streetcar Named) Desire: Gender Re-Citation in Belle Reprieve.” American Drama 11.2 (2002): 21-31.

Harris, Geraldine. “Double Acts, Theatrical Couples and Split Britches’ ‘Double Agency’.” New Theatre Quarterly 18.3 (2002): 211-221.

Hart, Lynda. “Afterword: Zero Degree Deviancy – ‘Lesbians Who Kill’.” Fatal Woman: Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

—–. “Identity and Seduction: Lesbians in the Mainstream.” Acting Out: Feminist Performances. Eds. Lynda Hart and Peggy Phelan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

—–. “Lesbians Who Kill.” Theatre Journal 44.4 (1992): 515.

Hart, Lynda; Phelan, Peggy. “Queerer than Thou: Being and Deb Margolin.” Theatre Journal 47.2, Gay and Lesbian Queeries (1995): 269-82.

Langworthy, Douglas. “Deb Margolin: Take Back Your Proscenium.” American Theatre May-June 1996: 38-.

Leondar, Gail. “Belle Reprieve.” Theatre Journal 43.3 (1991): 386.

Martin, Carol, Ed. A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance: On and Beyond the Stage (Worlds of Performance). New York-London: Routledge, 1996.

Patraka, Vivian M. “Split Britches in Little Women: The Tragedy: Staging Censorship, Nostalgia, and Desire.” The Kenyon Review 15 (1993): 6-13.

Patrascu-Kingsley, Ken. “Masquerading Gender in Belle Reprieve: Adapting A Streetcar Named Desire for Transgendered Theatre.” Theatron (2004): 21-38.

Shalson, Lara.  “Creating Community, Constructing Criticism: The Women’s One World Festival 1980-1981.”  Theatre Topics 15.2 (2005): 221-239.

Shoemaker, Deanna.  “Pink Tornados and Volcanic Desire: Lois Weaver’s Resistant ‘Femme(nini)tease’ in ‘Faith and Dancing: Mapping Femininity and Other Natural Disasters.'”  Text and Performance Quarterly 27.4 (2007): 317-333.

Solomon, Alisa. “It’s Never Too Late to Switch: Crossing Toward Power.” Crossing the Stage: Controversies on Cross-Dressing. Ed. Lesley Ferris. London: Routledge, 1993.

—–. “The WOW Cafe.” The Drama Review 29.1 (1985): 92-101.

—–. “Three Canonical Crossings.” Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Steck, Rachel Kinsman.  “Laughing lesbians: Camp, spectatorship, and citizenship.”  Dissertation, University of Oregon, 2010.

Williamson, Telory.  “Lust and Comfort.”  Theatre Journal 48.1 (1996): 102-110.

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