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: 456

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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

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: 232

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Categories: American drama

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: 568

View: 428

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 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 per- spectives : feminism , both in her fiction and her drama ; reading and gender ...

Author: Laurie Champion

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Plays by American Women 1900 1930

Plays by American Women  1900 1930

Traces the contributions of women to the American theater and offers the texts of five plays that deal with a sick child, a murdered husband, and family life

Author: Judith E. Barlow

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1557830088

Category: Drama

Page: 308

View: 910

Traces the contributions of women to the American theater and offers the texts of five plays that deal with a sick child, a murdered husband, and family life
Categories: Drama

Women Theatre and Performance

Women  Theatre and Performance

some purpose'32 and feminist theatre historians are well placed to do precisely this . ... 6 Gwenn Davis and Beverly A. Joyce , Drama by Women to 1900 : A Bibliography of American and British Writers ( Toronto , University of Toronto ...

Author: Maggie Barbara Gale

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719057132

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 534

This collection addresses key questions in women's theatre history and retrieves a number of previously "hidden" histories of women performers. The essays range across the past 300 years--topics covered include Susanna Centlivre and the notion of intertheatricality; gender and theatrical space; the repositioning of women performers such as Wagner's Muse, Willhelmina Schröder-Devrient, the Comédie Français' "Mademoiselle Mars," Mme. Arnould-Plessey, and the actresses of the Russian serf theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women s Romantic Theatre and Drama

Women s Romantic Theatre and Drama

and Genre in the British Anti-Revolutionary Drama in the 1790s«, ELH, 58 (1992): 579¥610. ... and Joyce, Beverly a., Drama by Women to 1900: A Bibliography of American and British Writers (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992).

Author: Keir Elam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351871181

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 896

As theatre and drama of the Romantic Period undergo a critical reassessment among scholars internationally, the contributions of women as playwrights, actresses, and managers are also being revalued. This volume, which brings together leading British, North American, and Italian critics, is a crucial step towards reclaiming the importance of women's dramatic and theatrical activities during the period. Writing for the theatre implied assuming a public role, a hazardous undertaking for women who, especially after the French Revolution, were assigned to the private, primarily domestic, sphere. As the contributors examine the covert strategies women used to become full participants in the public theatre, they shed light on the issue of women's agency, expressed both through the writing of highly politicized or ethicized drama, as in the case of Elizabeth Inchbald or Joanna Baillie, and through women's professional practice as theatre managers and stage producers, as in the case of Elizabeth Vestris and Jane Scott. Among the topics considered are women's history plays, domesticity, ethics and sexuality in women's closet drama, the politics of drama and performance, and the role of women as managers and producers. Specialists in performance studies, Romantic Period drama, and women's writing will find the essays both challenging and inspiring.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women s Theatre Writing in Victorian Britain

Women s Theatre Writing in Victorian Britain

Women. Playwrights: A. Checklist. This Checklist is drawn from Allardyce Nicoll, 'Handlist of Plays,' A History of English Drama, 1660–1900, Vol. IV, Early Nineteenth Century Drama, 1800–1850, and Vol. V, Late Nineteenth Century Drama, ...

Author: K. Newey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230554900

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

View: 514

Women's Theatre Writing in Victorian Britain is the first book to make a comprehensive study of women playwrights in the British theatre from 1820 to 1918. It looks at how women playwrights negotiated their personal and professional identities as writers, and examines the female tradition of playwriting which dramatises the central experience of women's lives around the themes of home, the nation, and the position of women in marriage and the family. The book also includes an extensive Appendix of authors and plays, which will be a useful reference tool for students and scholars in nineteenth-century studies and theatre historians.
Categories: Performing Arts

Modern Drama by Women 1880s 1930s

Modern Drama by Women 1880s 1930s

the woman problem, along with all the others; but that has not been the whole purpose. My task has been the description of ... 8 This statisticis derivedfrom the Handlist published with Allardyce Nicoll's English Drama 1900–1930.

Author: Katherine E. Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134802371

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

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Modern Drama by Women 1880s-1930s offers the first direct evidence that women playwrights helped create the movement known as Modern Drama. It contains twelve plays by women from the Americas, Europe and Asia, spanning a national and stylistic range from Swedish realism to Russian symbolism. Six of these plays are appearing in their first English-language translation. Playwrights include: * Anne-Charlotte Leffler Edgren (Sweden) * Amelai Pincherle Rosselli (Italy) * Elsa Berstein (Germany) * Elizabeth Robins (Britain) * Marie Leneru (France) * Alfonsina Storni (Argentina) * Hella Wuolijoki (Finland) * Hasegawa Shigure (Japan) * Rachilde (France) * Zinaida Gippius (Russia) * Djuna Barnes (USA) * Marita Bonner (USA) This groundbreaking anthology explodes the traditional canon. In these plays, the New Woman represents herself and her crises in all of the styles and genres available to the modern dramatist. Unprecedented in diversity and scope, it is a collection which no scholar, student or lover of modern drama can afford to miss.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

An Author and Title Index to Plays Appearing in Collections Published Since 1900 John Henry Ottemiller, ... Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays before 1950. 1989. ... Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology. 1996.

Author: John Henry Ottemiller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 833

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Representing the largest expansion between editions, this updated volume of Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections is the standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies in England and the United States throughout the 20th century and beyond. This new volume lists more than 3,500 new plays and 2,000 new authors, as well as birth and/or death information for hundreds of authors.
Categories: Performing Arts