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The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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This volume addresses the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theater, from the early pioneers to contemporary feminists. Each chapter introduces the reader to the work of one or more playwrights, covering 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, in the context of topics such as early comedy and melodrama, feminism and realism, the Harlem Renaissance and feminism.

Synopsis:

Newly commissioned essays explore the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theatre.

Synopsis:

Newly commissioned essays explore the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theatre.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; Chronology Stephanie Roach; Part I. Pioneers: 1. Comedies by early American women Amelia Howe Kritzer; 2. Women writing melodrama Sarah J. Blackstone; 3. Realism and feminism in the Progressive era Patricia R. Schroeder; Part II. Inheritors: 4. Susan Glaspell and Modernism Veronica Makowsky; 5. The Expressionist movement: Sophie Treadwell Jerry Dickey; 6. Feminism and the marketplace: the career of Rachel Crothers Brenda Murphy; 7. The Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro movement Judith L. Stephens; 8. Lillian Hellman: feminism, formalism, and politics Thomas P. Adler; 9. From Harlem to Broadway: African-American women playwrights at mid-century Margaret Wilkerson; Part III. New Feminists: 10. Feminist theory and contemporary drama Janet Brown; 11. Feminist theater of the 'Seventies' in the United States Helene Keyssar; 12. Contemporary Playwrights/traditional forms Laurin Porter; 13. Wendy Wasserstein: a feminist voice from the Seventies to the present Jan Balakian; Part IV. Further Reading: 14. Contemporary American women playwrights: a brief survey of key scholarship Christy Gavin; 15. African-American women playwrights before 1930 Christine R. Gray; Works cited; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521576802
Editor:
Murphy, Brenda
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Murphy, Brenda
Author:
Murphy, Brenda
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
American
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
American drama
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Women and literature -- United States.
Subject:
American drama--Women authors--History and cr
Subject:
American drama -- Women authors.
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 b/w illus. 1 table
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
8.90x5.96x.80 in. 1.16 lbs.

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