The chapters of this book explore the nature of these problems but also, crucially, examine some of the ways in which performers have sought to address them. The book discusses a range of performance pieces by women, many of which have specifically avoided communicating a simple, unequivocal meaning to their audience. These are multi-layered performances, some of them created and shared in multimedia, and all of them multivalent. The chapters – and many of the performances they discuss – are concerned with how the (female) body might be presented and re-presented in performance. Many of the contributors are concerned with how these processes might be theorized (specifically, how they might be theorized in gendered terms), not only in writing but in performance itself.