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Publisher Comments:

The battle of the sexes reached a near fever pitch in the early years of the twentieth century, in the debate over the proper role of women in a rapidly changing and increasingly industrialized society. The six plays that Keith Newlin has selected for this book nicely illustrate the conflicts of that time over such issues as the double standard, the advent of the New Woman and turn-of-the-century feminism, and the clash between a woman's career and conventional marriage. The plays are: William Vaughn Moody's The Great Divide (1906), Rachel Crothers's A Man's World (1910), Augustus Thomas's As a Man Thinks (1911), Alice Gerstenberg's Overtones (1913), Susan Glaspell's The Outside (1917), and the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Jesse Lynch Williams's Why Marry? (1917). Both commercial and experimental plays are represented here, including two one-acts, and ranging from symbolic drama to zesty comedy. The point, as Mr. Newlin notes in his introduction, is not to recover significant plays but to illustrate a vibrant social debate from both male and female perspectives, and to do so in a range of dramatic form.

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These six plays nicely illustrate the battle of the sexes in the early twentieth century over such issues as the double standard, the advent of the "New Woman" and turn-of-the-century feminism, and the clash between a woman's career and conventional marriage.

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These six plays present varying accounts of the battle of the sexes in the early years of the 20th century. The subjects include the double standard, the advent of the New Woman and turn-of-the-century feminism, and the clash between a woman's career and conventional marriage. Delightful...these plays...provide wonderful insights into the collective mentality of the period. --Library Journal

Table of Contents

The great divide / William Vaughn Moody — A man's world / Rachel Crothers — As a man thinks / Augustus Thomas — Overtones / Alice Gerstenberg — The outside / Susan Glaspell — Why marry? / Jesse Lynch Williams.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566632997
Editor:
Newlin, Keith
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Editor:
Newlin, Keith
Author:
Newlin, Keith
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
American drama
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [33]-35).
Series Volume:
106-394
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.39x5.54x.83 in. .75 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Ivan R. Dee Publisher - English 9781566632997 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , These six plays nicely illustrate the battle of the sexes in the early twentieth century over such issues as the double standard, the advent of the "New Woman" and turn-of-the-century feminism, and the clash between a woman's career and conventional marriage.
"Synopsis" by , These six plays present varying accounts of the battle of the sexes in the early years of the 20th century. The subjects include the double standard, the advent of the New Woman and turn-of-the-century feminism, and the clash between a woman's career and conventional marriage. Delightful...these plays...provide wonderful insights into the collective mentality of the period. --Library Journal
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