The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights / Edition 1
  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights / Edition 1
  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights / Edition 1
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights / Edition 1

by Elaine Aston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521595339

ISBN-13: 9780521595339

Pub. Date: 10/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theater and examine the work of individual playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems, and Timberlake Wertenbaker. The volume brings together a transatlantic team of feminist…  See more details below

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This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theater and examine the work of individual playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems, and Timberlake Wertenbaker. The volume brings together a transatlantic team of feminist theater scholars and practitioners. A chronological section on playwriting from the 1920s to the 1970s is followed by chapters that raise issues of nationality and identity. Later sections question accepted notions of the canon and include chapters on nonmainstream writing, including black and lesbian performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521595339
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Chronology; 1. A century in view: from suffrage to the 1990s Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt; 2. Women playwrights of the 1920s and 1930s Maggie B. Gale; 3. New plays and women's voices in the 1950s Susan Bennett; 4. Women playwrights and the challenge of feminism in the 1970s Michelene Wandor; 5. The politics of location Susan Bassnett; 6. Contemporary Welsh women playwrights Anna-Marie Taylor; 7. Contemporary Scottish women playwrights Adrienne Scullion; 8. Women playwrights in Northern Ireland Mary Trotter; 9. Language and identity in Timberlake Wertenbaker's plays Susan Carlson; 10. Pam Gems: body politics and biography Elaine Aston; 11. Caryl Churchill and the politics of style Janelle Reinelt; 12. Violence, abuse and gender relations in the plays by Sarah Daniels Gabriele Griffin; 13. Small island people: black British women playwrights Meenakshi Ponnuswami; 14. Writing outside the mainstream Claire MacDonald; 15. Lesbian performance Sue-Ellen Case.

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