War Plays by Women

An International Anthology

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136357327

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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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.
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Plays by women

Author: Michelene Wandor,Annie Castledine

Publisher: Drama

ISBN: 9780413658500

Category: Drama

Page: 220

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Tinch Minter and Elisabeth-Pable won a "Time Out" Award for their translations of the "Ingolstadt Plays" and directors Annie Castledine and Stephen Daldry won the Empty Space Award for their production in the same year. Three prose pieces by Fleisser are also included in this volume. Also included in this selection of plays is Sheila Yeger's dream play "Variations", where Louise's research into 19th-century composer and pianist Clara Schumann is played against the voices of other women, past and present, real and fantastical, counterpointing her search for her own identity.
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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

An Anthology

Author: Roberta Uno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134823797

Category: Drama

Page: 334

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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.
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Seven plays by women

female voices, fighting lives

Author: Cheryl Robson

Publisher: Aurora Metro Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 269

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

an international anthology

Author: Françoise Kourilsky

Publisher: UBU Repertory Theater

ISBN: 9780913745465

Category: Drama

Page: 350

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The third volume of this popular anthology of plays by women.
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Popular Plays by Women in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century

Author: Tanya M. Caldwell

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482838

Category: Drama

Page: 300

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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.
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Staging Resistance

Plays by Women in Translation

Author: Tutun Mukherjee

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 0198084919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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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.
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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

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The plays are in Spanish. Los papeles están en el español.
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A Touch of the Dutch

Plays by Women

Author: Cheryl Robson

Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications

ISBN: 9780951587775

Category: Drama

Page: 226

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Five plays by important women writers in the Dutch theatre.
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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

An Anthology

Author: Kathy A. Perkins,Roberta Uno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203992504

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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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.
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The Meridian Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-century Plays by Women

Author: Katharine M. Rogers

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 560

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"Women playwrights of the Restoration and eighteenth century were bawdy and proper, apologetic and defiant, often derided and occasionally praised. The seven women represented in this groundbreaking anthology - the only collection of Restoration and eighteenth-century plays devoted exclusively to women - had but one thing in common: the desire to ignore convention and write for the stage. In 1660, when theatres in England reopened after years of Puritan repression, women trod the boards as actors for the very first time. By the end of the century they had stormed and breached another bastion of the male domain and become dramatists as well. Most available collections of plays from the period exclude them; traditional criticism overlooks or diminishes them. But their works, as seen here, hold their own against the most popular productions for the theater from 1678 to 1787, and do it with a distinctively female spirit. Each of these English women, and the one American, Mercy Otis Warren, legitimized the profession of playwright for their sex. They were the genre's prolific women pioneers whose body of work has remained unmatched until the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Prerogatives

Contemporary Plays by Women

Author: Marie Clements

Publisher: Blizzard Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780921368694

Category: Drama

Page: 223

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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.
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Thousands of Noras

Short Plays by Women, 1875-1920

Author: Sherry Engle and Susan Croft, Editors

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491768037

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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Thousands of Noras: Short Plays by Women, 1875-1920 provides an international collection of dramatic works written by women that draw attention to the power and range of voices of several generations of women writers. Sketches, monologues, duologues and plays from the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada are represented. It includes works by playwrights considered marginal, as well as lesser-known works by established writers such as Elizabeth Baker, Catherine Amy Dawson-Scott, Ruth Draper, Miles Franklin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Amy Levy, Katherine Mansfield, and Netta Syrett. Divided into three thematic sections, this volume includes plays that focus on women’s aspiration for higher education, their need for paid employment, and the disillusionment often experienced in the working world. It offers pieces that address social activism—campaigns for the vote, for national independence in Ireland, for temperance, and for workers’ rights. And it presents lighter fare where writers satirize women’s clubs, contemporary fads, and even theatre-going and playwriting.
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Herstory

Plays by Women for Women

Author: Gabriele Griffin,Elaine Aston

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 207

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Plays by Women

Author: Michelene Wandor,Mary Remnant

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 127

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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
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Plays for Today By Women

Author: Gillian Plowman,Amanda Stuart Fisher,Sonja Linden,Adah Kay,Karin Young,Rachel Barnett,Emteaz Hussain

Publisher: Aurora Metro Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1906582963

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Plays for Today by Women A wide-ranging collection of plays by women dealing with contemporary subjects such as sexual abuse, recession, war, poverty and the complexity of modern women’s lives. Many roles for women and girls provided. Suitable for study or for performance or as part of courses in Women’s Studies or Feminist Theatre Studies. All the plays have been produced and performed in the UK to acclaim and are written by commissioned playwrights. “The expanse of subjects this short collection covers shows that women are not just writing about the kitchen sink, the claim so often levelled. This collection (provides) a snapshot of an exciting time for female writers” @17percent The Plays For A Button by Rachel Barnett: comic two hander about two friends and the lengths one will go to, to remain best friends. Yours Abundantly, From Zimbabwe by Gillian Plowman: a middle-aged woman decides to leave her comfy life in the UK and work in a school in Zimbabwe. Welcome To Ramallah by Sonja Linden and Adah Kay: two Jewish sisters are forced to confront the reality of what their forefathers have done to the Palestinians. From The Mouths Of Mothers by Amanda Stuart Fisher: a verbatim drama detailing the distressing stories of mothers who learned that their child has been abused. The Awkward Squad by Karen Young: a three-generational drama involving Northern women who are trying to live and work in recessionary Britain. Sweet Cider by Emteaz Hussain: In a rundown park, two teenage runaways Tazeem and Nosheen hang out, chatting to the boys and an old bag lady, trying to reconcile being British with their Pakistani cultural traditions. About the editors Cheryl Robson is an award-winning playwright and publisher who founded Aurora Metro Books over 20 years ago to develop and publish new writers in drama and fiction. She also established The Virginia Prize for Fiction in 2009 to promote emerging women novelists. Previously, she worked for the BBC, ran a theatre company and taught in higher education. Rebecca Gillieron is an editor and musician with various releases on independent labels in the US and UK. Keen to raise the profile of women and the arts, she has worked in publishing for fifteen years moving from Virgin and Penguin Books into independent publishing via The Womens Press, Marion Boyars and now Aurora Metro Books.
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