The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights / Edition 1

by Brenda Murphy
     
 

Newly commissioned essays explore the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theatre.See more details below

Overview

Newly commissioned essays explore the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theatre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521576802
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
1,307,121
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; Chronology Stephanie Roach; Part I. Pioneers: 1. Comedies by early American women Amelia Howe Kritzer; 2. Women writing melodrama Sarah J. Blackstone; 3. Realism and feminism in the Progressive era Patricia R. Schroeder; Part II. Inheritors: 4. Susan Glaspell and Modernism Veronica Makowsky; 5. The Expressionist movement: Sophie Treadwell Jerry Dickey; 6. Feminism and the marketplace: the career of Rachel Crothers Brenda Murphy; 7. The Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro movement Judith L. Stephens; 8. Lillian Hellman: feminism, formalism, and politics Thomas P. Adler; 9. From Harlem to Broadway: African-American women playwrights at mid-century Margaret Wilkerson; Part III. New Feminists: 10. Feminist theory and contemporary drama Janet Brown; 11. Feminist theater of the 'Seventies' in the United States Helene Keyssar; 12. Contemporary Playwrights/traditional forms Laurin Porter; 13. Wendy Wasserstein: a feminist voice from the Seventies to the present Jan Balakian; Part IV. Further Reading: 14. Contemporary American women playwrights: a brief survey of key scholarship Christy Gavin; 15. African-American women playwrights before 1930 Christine R. Gray; Works cited; Index.

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