Drama by Women to 1900

Drama by Women to 1900

Author: Gwenn Davis

Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002311442

Category: American drama

Page: 189

View: 139

Categories: American drama

Stage women 1900 50

Stage women  1900   50

This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. This book presents a collection of cutting-edge historical and cultural essays in the field of women, theatre and performance.

Author: Maggie B. Gale

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526136879

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 666

This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. This book presents a collection of cutting-edge historical and cultural essays in the field of women, theatre and performance. The chapters explore women’s networks of professional practice in the theatre and performance industries between 1900 and 1950, with a focus on women’s sense and experience of professional agency in an industry largely controlled by men. The book is divided into two sections: ‘Female theatre workers in the social and theatrical realm’ looks at the relationship between women’s work – on and off stage – and autobiography, activism, technique, touring, education and the law. ‘Women and popular performance’ focuses on the careers of individual artists, once household names, including Lily Brayton, Ellen Terry, radio star Mabel Constanduros and Oscar-winning film star Margaret Rutherford.
Categories: History

American Women Playwrights 1900 1950

American Women Playwrights  1900 1950

This book presents an analysis of the many plays written by women in the American theatre in the first half of the century.

Author: Yvonne Shafer

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037272179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 546

View: 518

This book presents an analysis of the many plays written by women in the American theatre in the first half of the century. Such playwrights as Rachel Crothers, Zona Gale, Susan Glaspell, Edna Ferber, and Lillian Hellman were popular and successful contributors to the stage. Many of their plays won such awards as the Pulitzer Prize, the Drama Critics Circle Award, and Tony Awards. The plays are discussed in terms of their popular and critical value and placed within the historical and social background of the period. In this time of intense change for women in American society, the plays reflect the new demands for freedom, careers, the right to vote, equality with men, and the right to intellectual development. Shafer calls attention to many fine plays which deserve production today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Women Playwrights 1900 1930

American Women Playwrights  1900 1930

Included are dramas and comedies, musicals, farces, monologues and dialogues, pageants and masques. In addition to adult drama, there are numerous plays written for children and for holiday celebrations and church and community events.

Author: Frances Diodato Bzowski

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002296551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 570

Gleaned from hundreds of library collections and out-of-print anthologies, this checklist reveals over 12,000 plays by perhaps 2,000 American women, some well known, like Zora Neale Hurston and Susan Glaspell, others unremembered. Included are dramas and comedies, musicals, farces, monologues and dialogues, pageants and masques. In addition to adult drama, there are numerous plays written for children and for holiday celebrations and church and community events. The type of dramatic presentation and number of acts is indicated, as is production and publication information as available, and, in almost all cases, at least one library or anthology source.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Irish Women Playwrights 1900 1939

Irish Women Playwrights  1900 1939

Irish Women Playwrights 1900-1939 is the first book to examine the plays of five fascinating and creative women, placing their work for theatre in co-relation to suggest a parallel tradition that reframes the development of Irish theatre ...

Author: Cathy Leeney

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 143310332X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 590

Irish Women Playwrights 1900-1939 is the first book to examine the plays of five fascinating and creative women, placing their work for theatre in co-relation to suggest a parallel tradition that reframes the development of Irish theatre into the present day. How these playwrights dramatize violence and its impacts in political, social, and personal life is a central concern of this book. Augusta Gregory, Eva Gore-Booth, Dorothy Macardle, Mary Manning, and Teresa Deevy re-model theatrical form, re-structuring action and narrative, and exploring closure as a way of disrupting audience expectation. Their plays create stage spaces and images that expose relationships of power and authority, and invite the audience to see the performance not as illusion, but as framed by the conventions and limits of theatrical representation. Irish Women Playwrights 1900-1939 is suitable for courses in Irish theatre, women in theatre, gender and performance, dramaturgy, and Irish drama in the twentieth century as well as for those interested in women's work in theatre and in Irish theatre in the twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Drama by Women to 1900

Drama by Women to 1900

Author: Gwenn Davis

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015025245021

Category: American drama

Page: 189

View: 905

A bibliography consisting of some 2500 entries of published plays, monologues, entertainments for amateur groups, and short sketches intended for performance, this includes works performed both publicly and privately as well as those never produced but written in dramatic form, such as dramatic poems.
Categories: American drama

American Women Writers 1900 1945

American Women Writers  1900 1945

With an explosion of interest in " lost " writers , especially women and African Americans , Glaspell's body of work came into critical focus from three perspectives : feminism , both in her fiction and her drama ; reading and gender ...

Author: Laurie Champion

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

View: 674

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography