War Plays by Women

An International Anthology

Author: Agnes Cardinal,Elaine Turner,Claire M. Tylee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136357254

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 9419

This anthology consists of ten plays from countries involved in the First World War, including plays from Germany and France never before available in translation. Representing a range of dramatic forms, from radio play to street-epic, from comic sketch to musical, this anthology includes plays from: Gertrude Stein, Muriel Box, Marion Wentworth Craig, Dorothy Hewett, Berta Lask, Marie Leneru, Wendy Lill, Alice Dunbar Nelson, and Christina Reid. Highly successful in their day, these plays demonstrate how women have attempted to use theatre to achieve social change. The collection explores the historical development of theatrical conventions and genres and the historical context of social and gender issues.

Seven plays by women

female voices, fighting lives

Author: Cheryl Robson

Publisher: Aurora Metro Press


Category: Drama

Page: 269

View: 1583

An anthology of plays by new women writers in the theatre.

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

An Anthology

Author: Roberta Uno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134823797

Category: Drama

Page: 334

View: 3696

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman, as well as many exciting newcomers. Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is the first anthology to display such an abundance of talent from such a wide range of today's women playwrights. The plays tackle a variety of topics - from the playful to the painful - and represent numerous different approaches to playmaking. The volume also includes: * an invaluable appendix of published plays by women of color * biographical notes on each writer * the production history of each play Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a unique resource for practitioners, students and lovers of theatre, and an inspiring addition to any bookshelf.

Plays by women

an international anthology

Author: Françoise Kourilsky

Publisher: UBU Repertory Theater

ISBN: 9780913745465

Category: Drama

Page: 350

View: 5332

The third volume of this popular anthology of plays by women.

Plays by Women

Author: Michelene Wandor,Annie Castledine

Publisher: Methuen Drama


Category: Drama

Page: 145

View: 4460

Volume Ten in Methuen's highly successful series of Plays by Women provides the second selection of international plays by theatre director Annie Castledine. It encompasses Diana Quick's adaptation of Simone de Beauvoir's The Woman Destroyed, Tinch Minter's translation of Elfriede Jelinek's Nora, Claire Luckham's The Choice, winner of the Martini Regional Theatre Award for Best New Play of 1992 and Weldon Rising by American writer and Mobil-award winner, Phyllis Nagy.

Women's Acts

Plays by Women Dramatists of Spain's Golden Age

Author: Teresa Scott Soufas

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813149290

Category: Drama

Page: 344

View: 2404

The plays are in Spanish. Los papeles están en el español.

Popular Plays by Women in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

Author: Tanya M. Caldwell

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482838

Category: Drama

Page: 300

View: 5253

This anthology offers a selection of popular dramatic works by female playwrights from Aphra Behn in the 1670s through Hannah Cowley in the later eighteenth century. These plays were successful as plays of their time, not just as plays by women, together providing evidence that women dramatists often managed better than their male counterparts to please diverse audiences, who were notoriously fickle as well as predisposed to oppose them. Accessible to both graduates and undergraduates, Popular Plays by Women shows how these playwrights captured audiences through wit, social awareness, and dramatic dexterity. As well as including the prologues and epilogues of the four plays presented, this anthology provides additional materials in which female playwrights discuss the prejudices and special difficulties they face.

Plays by Women

Author: Michelene Wandor,Mary Remnant

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Drama

Page: 127

View: 2706

Four British plays deal with a poet and her mother, a family's breakdown in communication, a woman who literally wrestles with her problems, and the interaction of a group of office workers

Staging Resistance

Plays by Women in Translation

Author: Tutun Mukherjee

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 0198084919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

View: 3299

Drawn from ten different Indian languages, this collection of eighteen plays by women constitutes a significant intervention of gender in the discourse of Indian theatre. Each play, in its own way, engages with social issues from a woman's perspective.

Contemporary plays by women

outstanding winners and runners-up for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 1978-1990

Author: Emilie S. Kilgore

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Drama

Page: 503

View: 9017

Introduction / Wendy Wasserstein -- Getting out / Marsha Norman -- My sister in this house / Wendy Kesselman -- Coyote ugly / Lynn Siefert -- Ourselves alone / Anne Devlin -- Serious money / Caryl Churchill -- Painting churches / Tina Howe -- Our country's good / Timberlake Wertenbaker -- Keeping Tom nice / Lucy Gannon.

Plays by Early American Women, 1775-1850

Author: Amelia Howe Kritzer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472065981

Category: Drama

Page: 444

View: 7804

Highlights the achievements and significance of women playwrights in early American drama.

A Touch of the Dutch

Plays by Women

Author: Cheryl Robson

Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications

ISBN: 9780951587775

Category: Drama

Page: 226

View: 1472

Five plays by important women writers in the Dutch theatre.

Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival

Gidion's Knot; The Niceties; Memoirs of a Forgotten Man; Dead and Breathing; 20th Century Blues

Author: Susan Miller,Eleanor Burgess,Johnna Adams,Chisa Hutchinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350084832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 7229

Based at Shepherd University, in West Virginia, the Contemporary American Theater Festival is nationally and internationally recognized as a home for playwrights and the development and production of new plays. The Festival makes it a priority to celebrate and produce playwrights with strong, distinct voices, with a core value to tell diverse stories. This anthology of work provides plays that speak to one of the most compelling virtues of artists everywhere – freedom of speech. A necessary volume of women playwrights' work, ranging from a two-time Obie Award-winning author to emerging writers just beginning their careers, it represents a group of women who vary in age, race and sexual orientation and offers an invitation to artistic leaders, scholars and students to embrace gritty, thought-provoking new dramatic work. Edited by The Festival's Producing Directors Peggy McKowen and Ed Herendeen, this anthology features an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage. Each of the five powerful plays is followed by an informative and discursive playwright interview conducted by Sharon J. Anderson that contextualizes and develops the works within the wider context of the annual festival. The plays include: Gidion's Knot by Johnna Adams The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by D.W Gregory Dead and Breathing by Chisa Hutchinson 20th Century Blues by Susan Miller

Post-war British Drama: Looking Back in Gender

Author: Michelene Wandor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134773110


Page: 288

View: 1931

In this extensively revised and updated edition of her classic work, Look Back in Gender, Michelene Wandor confirms the symbiotic relationship between drama and gender in a provocative look at key, representative British plays from the last fifty years. Repositioning the text at the heart of hteatre studies, Wandor surveys plays by Ayckbourn, Beckett, Churchill, Daniels, Friel, Hare, Kane, Osborne, Pinter, Ravenhill, Wertenbaker, Wesker and others. Her nuanced argument, central to any analysis of contemporary drama, discusses: *the imperative of gender in the playwright's imagination *the function of gender as a major determinant of the text's structural and narrative drives *the impact of socialism and feminism on post-war British drama, and the relevance of feminist dynamics in drama *differences in the representation of the fmaily, sexuality and the mother, before and after 1968 *the impact of the slogan that the 'personal is political' on contemporary form and content.


Contemporary Plays by Women

Author: Marie Clements

Publisher: Blizzard Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780921368694

Category: Drama

Page: 223

View: 1656

So how do women deal with male violence, infertility, poverty, and mental illness in an age supposedly enlightened by technology and feminism? What happens when reproductive technologies, traditional notions of romantic love, teenage sexuality and friendship collide with modern expectations of self-fulfillment and equality? How do women navigate the ambiguous social fallout of a culture caught in a perpetual gender crisis? These are some of the questions brought to the stage in Prerogatives, a collection of five new plays by five of the next generation of women playwrights. From the "romantic" tale of a princess raised by wolves and the surreal world of cybernetic motherhood, to a teenager and her friends navigating Toronto's street life and the collective voices of urban prostitution and abuse, Kelly Jo Burke, Kate Miles, Marie Clements, Vivienne Laxdal, and Toby Rodin give us alternative theatre: distinct, evocative, and raw.