Interviews with Contemporary Women Playwrights

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001058291
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Download or read book Interviews with Contemporary Women Playwrights written by Kathleen Betsko and published by Beech Tree Paperback Book. This book was released on 1987 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty-nine women discuss censorship, taboo subjects, biased criticism, theater imagery, and the position of women in the theater

Contemporary African American Female Playwrights

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ISBN 10 : 9780313301322
Pages : 124 pages
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Download or read book Contemporary African American Female Playwrights written by Dana A. Williams and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1998 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1959) raised the world's awareness of the abilities of African American female playwrights, both the theater and the literary world often have neglected to include contemporary African American women dramatists within the circle of production, publication, and criticism. This reference book sheds light on the achievement of these playwrights and directs researchers to studies of their works. The first section includes a selected listing of anthologies that contain one or more plays by an African American female dramatist who has published at least one play since 1959. The second provides entries for reference works and for general and scholarly criticism about the dramatists and their plays. The third gives a selected listing of individual dramatists' published plays, with summaries of each drama; the dramatists' primary works related to drama; and secondary works that treat the dramatists and their plays. Entries are accompanied by concise yet informative annotations. The volume closes with a selected listing of periodicals that typically publish criticism of African American female playwrights, brief biographical sketches of the dramatists, and extensive indexes.

Contemporary Women Playwrights

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ISBN 10 : 9781137270801
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Download or read book Contemporary Women Playwrights written by Penny Farfan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-01-23 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Breaking new ground in this century, this wide-ranging collection of essays is the first of its kind to address the work of contemporary international women playwrights. The book considers the work of established playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Marie Clements, Lara Foot-Newton, Maria Irene Fornes, Sarah Kane, Lisa Kron, Young Jean Lee, Lynn Nottage, Suzan-Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Caridad Svich, and Judith Thompson, but it also foregrounds important plays by many emerging writers. Divided into three sections-Histories, Conflicts, and Genres-the book explores such topics as the feminist history play, solo performance, transcultural dramaturgies, the identity play, the gendered terrain of war, and eco-drama, and encompasses work from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Oceania, South Africa, Egypt, and the United Kingdom. With contributions from leading international scholars and an introductory overview of the concerns and challenges facing women playwrights in this new century, Contemporary Women Playwrights explores the diversity and power of women's playwriting since 1990, highlighting key voices and examining crucial critical and theoretical developments within the field.

The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights

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ISBN 10 : 0521576806
Pages : 328 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights written by Brenda Murphy and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-06-28 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

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ISBN 10 : 0313316279
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Download or read book Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers written by Bella Vivante and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 407 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers more than sixty women who published significant fiction after 1945, with a brief biography, exposition of major works and themes, survey of critical reception, and references to primary and secondary sources for each.

Women Playwrights of Diversity

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ISBN 10 : 0313291799
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Download or read book Women Playwrights of Diversity written by Jane T. Peterson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1997 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes biographical sketches, play synopses, production histories, and bibliographical information for more than 80 contemporary women playwrights who present African American, Latina, Asian American, and lesbian perpectives.

Black Women Playwrights

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ISBN 10 : 9781317944935
Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Black Women Playwrights written by Carol P. Marsh-Lockett and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-22 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of critical essays on plays by African American female playwrights from the post-reconstruction period to the present provides thematic analyses of plays by major and less widely known African American women playwrights The contributors examine the plays as vehicles of public discourse, and as explorations of issues of African American identity. Essays explore the themes of sexuality, agency, anger, and self-concept in the plays of African American Women.

Methuen Drama Anthology of American Women Playwrights: 1970 - 2020

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ISBN 10 : 9781350068766
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Download or read book Methuen Drama Anthology of American Women Playwrights: 1970 - 2020 written by Russell & Volkening Inc. and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-14 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In this exciting new anthology, Wesley Brown and Aimée K. Michel bring together six wonderfully teachable plays by some of the greatest American women dramatists of the past fifty years-- Ntozake Shange, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paula Vogel, Lynn Nottage, Beth Henley, and Susan Yankowitz. The editors provide a helpful Introduction to the last 100 years of theatrical activity, from suffrage and anti-lynching plays, through the explosive 1960s, to recent Broadway triumphs, highlighting women's struggle-a struggle that continues--to put their vision and voices on the American stage." Elin Diamond, Rutgers University, USA This book celebrates the iconoclastic power of seven American women playwrights who pushed their work outside the box of conventional drama. To support student use, each play is accompanied by a short introduction. This provides the biographical background of the playwright as well as discussing the dramatic style of her writing, the extent to which her work is informed by and against the major playwrights of the period and how the specific work illustrates the overarching themes which her body of work addresses. Also covered are the historical and cultural context in which the play was presented, the feminist political context of the playwright and the performance practice of productions of the play. This anthology celebrates the iconoclastic power of seven American women playwrights who pushed their work outside the box of conventional drama. The plays and playwrights featured are: Susan Yankowitz's Gun; Ntozake Shange's Spell #7; Beth Henley's The Jacksonian; Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz; Suzan-Lori Parks's In the Blood; and Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel. The volume celebrates fifty years of playwrights who have been continuously working in, and shaping, contemporary American theater.

The Gay & Lesbian Theatrical Legacy

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ISBN 10 : 047206858X
Pages : 444 pages
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Download or read book The Gay & Lesbian Theatrical Legacy written by Billy J. Harbin and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The book collects biographies and portraits of influential actors, playwrights, composers, directors, designers, dancers, producers, managers, critics, choreographers, and technicians who made their mark on the American theater. It is the last component in a historical recovery project that includes the essay collections Passing Performances and Staging Desire, but with a significantly broader scope than its predecessors. Its broad coverage provides an extended glimpse into lives and careers that intersected, and into networks of affiliation that made theatrical history, and, by extension, social and cultural history. The biographies in The Gay and Lesbian Theatrical Legacy will engage readers interested in theater, gay and lesbian history, American Studies, and biography."--BOOK JACKET.

The Plays of Beth Henley

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ISBN 10 : 9780786481453
Pages : 234 pages
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Download or read book The Plays of Beth Henley written by Gene A. Plunka and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beth Henley's twelve complete plays (three of which have been turned into films) have achieved worldwide production. At age 29, she produced her first full-length drama, Crimes of the Heart, which won a Pulitzer Prize and garnered three Academy Award nominations as a film. Her Mississippi upbringing and her penchant for the eccentricities of southern culture, however, have caused critics to categorize her writing as a kind of southern gothic folklore inspired by feminist ideology. This book, the first critical study of Henley's complete plays, attempts to dispel the common stereotypes that associate Henley's work with regional drama and sociological treatises. It argues instead that Henley can best be perceived as a dramatist who delineates an existential despair manifested in various forms of what Freud calls the modern neurosis. The book maintains that Henley's plays must be understood as universal statements about the angst of modern civilization, and Henley's characters are assessed in light of Freud's proposition that cultural restrictions create neurotic individuals. The introduction provides a brief account of Henley's childhood and career. Early chapters summarize the theory of the modern angoisse espoused in Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents, while later chapters relate this theory to thematic and stylistic elements of Henley's most popular play, Crimes of the Heart, as well as Am I Blue, The Wake of Jamie Foster, The Miss Firecracker Contest, The Debutante Ball, The Lucky Spot, Abundance, Signature, Control Freaks, Revelers, L-Play, and Impossible Marriage.

The Playwright's Muse

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ISBN 10 : 9781136542121
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Playwright's Muse written by Joan Herrington and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Latin American Women Dramatists

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0253212405
Pages : 308 pages
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Download or read book Latin American Women Dramatists written by Catherine Larson and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The book highlights the many possibilities of the innovative work of these dramatists, and this will, it is to be hoped, help the editors to achieve one of their other key goals: productions of the plays in English." —Times Literary Supplement "This thoughtfully crafted book with its insightful and informative studies elucidates an overlooked, essential component of the Latin American literary canon." —Choice Contributors discuss 15 works of Latin-American playwrights, delineate the artistic lives of women dramatists of the last half of the twentieth century—from countries as diverse as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela—and highlight the problems inherent in writing under politically repressive governments.

Playwriting Women

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ISBN 10 : 0889242585
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Download or read book Playwriting Women written by Cynthia Zimmerman and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 1994-09 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Canadian Dramatist, Volume 3 The six playwrights discussed in this volume are Carol Bolt, Erica Ritter, Sharon Pollack, Margaret Hollingsworth, Anne Chislett, and Judith Thompson.

Englisches Theater der Gegenwart

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ISBN 10 : 3823340301
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Download or read book Englisches Theater der Gegenwart written by Klaus Peter Müller and published by Gunter Narr Verlag. This book was released on 1993 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

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ISBN 10 : 0521669596
Pages : 608 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge History of American Theatre written by Don B. Wilmeth and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions, from theatre building to playwriting, directors, performers, and designers. Engaging the theatre as a performance art, a cultural institution, and a fact of American social and political life, the history addresses the economic context that conditioned the drama presented. The history approaches its subject with a full awareness of relevant developments in literary criticism, cultural analysis, and performance theory. At the same time, it is designed to be an accessible, challenging narrative. All volumes include an extensive overview and timeline, followed by chapters on specific aspects of theatre. Volume Three examines the development of the theatre after World War II, through the productions of Broadway and beyond and into regional theatre across the country. Contributors also analyze new directions in theatre design, directing, and acting, as well as key plays and playwrights through the 1990s.

Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition

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ISBN 10 : 9780817308377
Pages : 311 pages
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Download or read book Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition written by William W. Demastes and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 1996-08-30 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book reconsiders realism on the American stage by addressing the great variety and richness of the plays that form the American theatre canon.

Theatre

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ISBN 10 : 074253913X
Pages : 292 pages
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Download or read book Theatre written by Stephen M. Archer and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights; directors, actors; designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology; as well as the varying roles of scholars, critics, and dramaturgs. Appropriate for beginning theatre majors, minors, or nonmajors, Theatre: Its Art and Craft helps students understand how theatre happens, who makes it, and what they do. The sixth edition has been updated with new statistics, references, and photographs. It also features an extensively revised design section, which the authors have divided into two parts: one focused on the tactile elements of design (sets, costumes, props) and the second on the temporal elements (lights, sound, and new technologies).