The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Language: English

Pages: 324

ISBN: 0521576806

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This volume addresses the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theater, from the early pioneers to contemporary feminists. Each chapter introduces the reader to the work of one or more playwrights, covering 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, in the context of topics such as early comedy and melodrama, feminism and realism, the Harlem Renaissance and feminism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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