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The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights

The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights by Brenda Murphy
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This volume addresses the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theatre, from the early pioneers to contemporary feminists. Each chapter introduces the reader to the work of one or more playwrights and to a way of thinking about plays. Together they cover significant writers such as Rachel Crothers, Susan Glaspell, Lillian Hellman, Sophie Treadwell, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, Megan Terry, Ntozake Shange, Adrienne Kennedy, Wendy Wasserstein, Marsha Norman, Beth Henley and Maria Irene Fornes. Playwrights are discussed in the context of topics such as early comedy and melodrama, feminism and realism, the Harlem Renaissance, the feminist resurgence of the 1970s and feminist dramatic theory. A detailed chronology and illustrations enhance the volume, which also includes bibliographical essays on recent criticism and on African-American women playwrights before 1930.
Cambridge University Press; June 1999
324 pages; ISBN 9781139815659
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights
Author: Brenda Murphy
 
ISBNs
0511221827
9780511221828
9780521576802
9781139815659