New Women Dramatists in America, 1890-1920

New Women Dramatists in America, 1890-1920

by Sherry D. Engle
     
 

Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This study rediscovers the lives and notable accomplishments of five prominent, yet historically neglected women dramatists of the Progressive Era: Martha Morton, Madeleine Lucette Ryley, Evelyn…  See more details below

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This study rediscovers the lives and notable accomplishments of five prominent, yet historically neglected women dramatists of the Progressive Era: Martha Morton, Madeleine Lucette Ryley, Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland, Beulah Marie Dix, and Rida Johnson Young.

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From the Publisher

"This book provides a detailed account of the lives of five American women playwrights who were highly successful in their times but whose work remains largely unexplored and neglected. It adds an exploration of the area of theatre to our understanding of the opportunities available to the professional woman writer at the time. The greatest strength of the project is in the enormous amount of contemporary material Engle has discovered and drawn on in her accounts. A lucid and engaging study." - Susan Croft, former Senior Curator at the Theater Museum; Author of She Also Wrote Plays: an International Guide to Women Playwrights

"Thorough and carefully documented...Engle places [these women's] dramas in the context of early twentieth-century Broadway theatre, demonstrating how these women fulfilled, perpetuated, and in a few cases transcended audiences' expectations" - Theatre Survey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403973207
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Sherry D. Engle is Associate Professor in the Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College. She has published articles in the New England Theatre Journal and American Drama and presented numerous conference papers on early women playwrights. She lives in New York City and also writes plays.

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