Giving Faithful Testimony: Theatrical Performance, Mormon Women's Sexuality, and

Giving Faithful Testimony: Theatrical Performance, Mormon Women's Sexuality, and "The Vagina Monologues".

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This thesis rests at the intersection of women's studies, performance studies, and Mormon studies. Using two case studies---a performance of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Utah Valley State College and a Sunstone magazine conference session known as The Mormon Vagina Monologues---this thesis explores how Mormon women have used the theatrical medium to explore their sexuality. By staging or scripting their sexual lives within a community of actors or playwrights, and for a public audience, these women give faithful testimony---not about their religious faith, but about their sexual selves. This public testimony has generated, but it also has enabled the women to find healing, foster empowerment, and reconstitute community.While Tanner seems to believe these examples of modesty address the same messagea€”that of teaching children that ... manual The Latter-day Saint Woman, which instructs young and adult Mormon women on faith and practice, states the anbsp;...


Title:Giving Faithful Testimony: Theatrical Performance, Mormon Women's Sexuality, and "The Vagina Monologues".
Author:Jill Marie Peterfeso
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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