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  • Women's Actsby Teresa Scott Soufas

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Seventeenth-century Spain witnessed a rich flowering of dramatic activity that paralleled the Renaissance stage in other European countries. Yet this Golden Age traditionally has been represented in print almost entirely by male playwrights. With Women's Acts , Teresa Scott Soufas makes available eight plays by five long-neglected women dramatists:... more...

  • Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write?by S. Rebecca Leigh

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    This book addresses (and aims to dismantle) writer woundedness, a state of being that prevents students from trusting themselves as capable of writing something they can feel good about. Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? invites students to begin a new writing history through a collection of 48 free-writes that explore list writing, aesthetic... more...

  • Naming the Unnamableby Tom Dobson

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    Reflecting upon his own prior experiences as Writer, PhD Student embarks on an ethnographic research project which seeks to explain the relationship between Boys? creative writing and identity. A view of identity as performance is adopted, a main cast of year 6 Boys is assembled, and the stage of the year 6 primary classroom and the secondary school... more...

  • The Women Who Made Television Funnyby David C. Tucker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Most of the bright and talented actresses who made America laugh in the 1950s are off the air today, but their pioneering Hollywood careers irrevocably changed the face of television comedy. These smart and sassy women successfully negotiated the hazards of the male-dominated workplace with class and humor, and the work they did in the 1950s is inventive... more...

  • Pink (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    Two careers hang in the balance. Self-made millionaire Kim Keen is one of the most successful businesswomen in the country. As she prepares to launch her latest range on national television an unexpected visitor arrives in her dressing room with a different set of priorities to promote. A play from the author of Rules for Living (National Theatre).... more...

  • Milliner and the Weaver (NHB Modern Plays)by Marie Jones

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    Henrietta from Belfast and Elspeth from Dublin are unlikely comrades. The Suffragette movement binds them together, but as the question of Home Rule divides Ireland, will national politics tear them apart? A play from the author of Stones in his Pockets , first staged at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010 as part of the Women, Power and Politics season.... more...

  • Bloody Wimmin' (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    The protests at Greenham Common were a political landmark of the eighties. But how much did Greenham impact on the fight for nuclear disarmament, the progress of the women's movement and the culture of protest itself? From the author of Chimerica , first staged at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010 as part of the Women, Power and Politics season. ... more...

  • You, Me and Wii (NHB Modern Plays)by Sue Townsend

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    A play set in a council house in a small Leicestershire town. Vincent's skiing on the Wii, Sheila's feeding her great-granddaughter McKenzie, and Kerry's getting on with the ironing. None of them are planning on voting in the election, but when Selina Snow rings the doorbell to canvas, perhaps she can change their minds, or they can change hers. ... more...

  • Playing the Game (NHB Modern Plays)by Bola Agbaje

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    Election time. The Students' Association needs a new President, and Akousa's achingly cool flatmates are certain she is perfect for the position. How can they persuade her, and how much is she willing to compromise? From the author of Gone Too Far! , Playing the Game was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, in 2010 as part of the Women, Power... more...

  • Lioness (NHB Modern Plays)by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    Elizabeth I described herself as Queen, King and Prince, thriving in a male world, and saving the country from debt and wars. Self-proclaimed wife and mother to England, her virgin status was part of her myth, as she consistently refused marriage, citing herself as already taken. Here we see Elizabeth as both a woman and a leader as she encounters... more...