From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway: The Emergence of Women on the New York Stage, 1880-1927

From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway: The Emergence of Women on the New York Stage, 1880-1927

by Pamela Cobrin
     
 

This book examines the radical change women underwent - and facilitated - from 1880 to 1927, by looking at five case studies of feminist performance: suffragist parades; feminist drama groups; the Gamut Club; the Provincetown Players; the Neighborhood Playhouse; and four successful female Broadway directors - Lillian Trimble Bradley, Rachel Crothers, Edith

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Overview

This book examines the radical change women underwent - and facilitated - from 1880 to 1927, by looking at five case studies of feminist performance: suffragist parades; feminist drama groups; the Gamut Club; the Provincetown Players; the Neighborhood Playhouse; and four successful female Broadway directors - Lillian Trimble Bradley, Rachel Crothers, Edith Ellis, and Minne Maddem Fikse. Viewed collectively, the chapters create an overarching argument as to the nature of firstwave feminist performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874130584
Publisher:
University of Delaware Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Cobrin is director of the Speaking and Writing Programs at Barnard College, where she also teaches in the English and theatre departments as senior lecturer.

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