This quantity addresses the paintings of girls playwrights through the background of the yank theater, from the early pioneers to modern feminists. each one bankruptcy introduces the reader to the paintings of 1 or extra playwrights, overlaying major writers corresponding to 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, within the context of subject matters similar to early comedy and melodrama, feminism and realism, the Harlem Renaissance and feminism.
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JERRY DICKEY is affiliate Professor of Theatre Arts on the college of Arizona. he's the writer of Sophie Treadwell: A learn and creation Sourcebook, in addition to a number of essays on Treadwell that have seemed in conversing the opposite Self: American girls Writers, Theatre background stories, and girls & Theatre: Occasional Papers four, and various essays and reports on American theatre and drama in journals comparable to Theatre magazine, Theatre subject matters, and New England Theatre magazine. CHRISTY GAVIN is a Librarian and Professor on the California country college, Bakersfield, the place she teaches examine technique and coordinates the college Library’s educational courses. Her courses contain African American girls Playwrights: A examine advisor and American ladies Playwrights, 1964–1989: A examine advisor and Annotated Bibliography. CHRISTINE R. grey acquired her PhD in American Literature from the collage of Maryland. Her guides contain the creation to the republication of performs and Pageants from the lifetime of the Negro, “Mara, Angelina Grimké’s different Play,” within the assortment because the Curtain Rises: Black woman Visions at the American level, and a imminent ebook on African American playwright Willis Richardson. grey teaches at Catonsville neighborhood collage and the college of Maryland. Her present study makes a speciality of African American drama earlier than 1930. HELENE KEYSSAR is Professor of Communications on the collage of California, San Diego, in addition to an entire director and the writer of Feminist Theatre: An creation to the performs of up to date British and American ladies, The Curtain and the Veil: ideas in Black Drama, and Robert Altman’s the United States, in addition to many articles on drama and theatre, really on modern ladies playwrights. She has additionally edited Feminist Theatre and conception and co-authored correct in Her Soul: The lifetime of Anna Louise powerful and Remembering struggle: A US–Soviet discussion. AMELIA HOWE KRITZER is the editor of performs via Early American ladies, 1775–1850 and writer of The performs of Caryl Churchill: Theatre of Empowerment. Her essays have seemed in a variety of journals. As a consultant in girls dramatists, she has directed performs through Caryl Churchill, Tina Howe, and charm Livingston Furniss. She at present teaches within the joint theatre division of the college of St. Thomas and school of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. VERONICA MAKOWSKY is Professor of English on the college of Connecticut. She has released generally on American girls writers, together with Susan Glaspell’s Century of yank ladies: A severe Interpretation of Her paintings and Caroline Gordon: A Biography, in addition to a few articles on southern writers and collections of the paintings of R. P. Blackmur. Her present undertaking is a examine of playwright Mary Coyle Chase. BRENDA MURPHY is Professor of English on the college of Connecticut and the writer of yank Realism and American Drama, 1880–1940, Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan: A Collaboration within the Theatre, Miller: dying of a salesperson, and several other books and articles on American playwrights.