Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

by Roberta Uno
     
 

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman,

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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman, as well as many exciting newcomers.
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is the first anthology to display such an abundance of talent from such a wide range of today's women playwrights. The plays tackle a variety of topics - from the playful to the painful - and represent numerous different approaches to playmaking.
The volume also includes:

• an invaluable appendix of published plays by women of color

• biographical notes on each writer

• the production history of each play
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a unique resource for practitioners, students and lovers of theatre, and an inspiring addition to any bookshelf.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415113786
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Queen's Garden14
2Re/membering Aunt Jemima: A Menstrual Show32
3Flyin' West46
41992: Blood Speaks79
5Come Down Burning90
6The Have-Little106
7Till Voices Wake Us127
8How Else Am I Supposed to Know I'm Still Alive158
9Weebjob168
10Excerpts from Memory Tricks, Marga Gomez Is Pretty Witty & Gay, and A Line Around the Block191
11Inter-Tribal199
12Combination Skin215
13Heroes and Saints230
14My Ancestor's House262
15Excerpts from Twilight: Los Angeles 1992280
16R. A. W. ('Cause I'm a Woman)289
17Sun Moon and Feather297
18China Doll310
Appendix: Published plays by American women of color317

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