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It has governed my humble endeavors.15 This quotation touches on another factor vital in any consideration of the dramaturgy of nineteenth century American women playwrights . Note that it begins , " To present to youth .

Author: Louise Cheryl Mason


ISBN: UCSC:32106007566919

Category: Theater

Page: 328

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only depicts female revolutionaries: she even gives them dialogue about the incorrect views the male revolutionaries have of them. ... 'The Fight to be an American Woman and a Playwright' (University of California, Berkeley, 1983), ...

Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136735202

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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This classic study is both an introduction to, and an overview of, the relationship between feminism and theatre.
2014-09-03 By Sue-Ellen Case

I was only the second African American woman to come through the program as a playwright, and the woman who was the first who ... I felt like I was fighting to be there rather than feeling — Was it a case against your gender or race?

Author: Philip C. Kolin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135866488

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 10

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'The impressive array of scholars gathered in this collection, all experts in the field, read the plays with nuance and situate them deftly within their cultural and historical contexts. Scholars of contemporary theater and drama and of African American literature will find value in this engaging collection.' – Choice 'For students and scholars of American theatre and drama generally and African American theatre and drama most particularly, this is an extremely valuable critical source.' – Harry Elam, Stanford University, USA In the last fifty years, American and World theatre has been challenged and enriched by the rise to prominence of numerous female African American dramatists. Contemporary African American Women Playwrights is the first critical volume to explore the contexts and influences of these writers, and their exploration of black history and identity through a wealth of diverse, courageous and visionary dramas. Kolin compiles a wealth of new essays, comprising: Yale scholar David Krasner on the dramatic legacy of Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Marita Bonner and Georgia Douglas Johnson individual chapters devoted to: Alice Childress, Sonia Sanchez, Adrienne Kennedy, Ntozake Shange, Pearl Cleage, Aishah Rahman, Glenda Dickerson, Anna Deavere Smith and Suzan Lori-Parks an essay and accompanying interview with Lynn Nottage comprehensive discussion of attendant theatrical forms, from choreopoems and surrealistic plays, to documentary theatre and civil rights dramas, and their use in challenging racial and gender hierarchies. Contributors: Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Soyica Diggs, James Fisher, Freda Scott Giles, Joan Wylie Hall, Philip C. Kolin, David Krasner, Sandra G. Shannon, Debby Thompson, Beth Turner and Jacqueline Wood.
2007-11-07 By Philip C. Kolin

In a March 2017 article in The New York Times, “Two Female Playwrights Arrive on Broadway. ... Though women have been writing, creating, and producing work for the American theater for over a hundred years, women's voices have ...

Author: Russell & Volkening Inc.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350068766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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"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.
2020-05-14 By Russell & Volkening Inc.

female characters acting responsibly , patriotically , and courageously , they imply that the American woman deserves to ... 2 Page numbers refer to The Group in Amelia Howe Kritzer , ed . , Plays by Early American Women , 1775-1850 .

Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521576806

Category: Drama

Page: 328

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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.
1999-06-28 By Brenda Murphy

As to whether the play reached white women, the target audience of Rachel, Hull quotes the reactions of some white ... women playwrights because of black women's duality of perception: They “see the world as an American woman and as a ...

Author: Christy Gavin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136521478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2012-10-12 By Christy Gavin

In 1941 , she was targeted in an essay called " Playwrights in Petticoats " by George Jean Nathan , which claimed that although Hellman was the best of the women playwrights , " even the best of our American woman playwrights falls ...

Author: Laurie Champion

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

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Women writers have been traditionally excluded from literary canons, not until recently have scholars begun to rediscover or discover neglected women writers and their works. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 American women authors who wrote between 1900 and 1945, a period that embraces two major artistic movements, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the author's critical reception, and extensive primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume reflects the diversity of American culture through its coverage of African American, Native American, Mexican American, and Chinese American women writers.
2000 By Laurie Champion

contemporary African American women's drama. Similarly, E. Barnsley Brown examines Alice Childress's construction of African American selfhood through her use of a black aesthetic within the frame of realistic drama.

Author: Carol P. Marsh-Lockett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317944935

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2015-12-22 By Carol P. Marsh-Lockett

American women is the frequency with which their action centers on a female character's interaction with and influence upon a major historical event . Women playwrights projected their images and ideas of the American woman not only ...

Author: Amelia Howe Kritzer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047206598X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

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Highlights the achievements and significance of women playwrights in early American drama.

American. Women. Playwrights. and. the. Dilemma. of. the. Identity. Play: Staging. Heterotopic. Subjectivities. Esther. Kim. Lee. Young Jean Lee's 2006 play Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven begins with a disturbing image that might ...

Author: Penny Farfan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137270801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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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.
2014-01-23 By Penny Farfan