Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in Literary History and Criticism

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817310806
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Current State of Scholarship on Southern Women Playwrights 1
2 "Let the People Sing!": Zora Neale Hurston and the Dream of a Negro Theater 11
3 These Four: Hellman's Roots Are Showing 27
4 Carson McCullers, Lillian Smith, and the Politics of Broadway 42
5 The Delayed Entrance of Lily Mae Jenkins: Queer Identity, Gender Ambiguity, and Southern Ambivalence in Carson McCullers's The Member of the Wedding 61
6 "Controversy Only Means Disagreement": Alice Children's Activist Drama 73
7 Role-ing on the River: Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Southern Woman Playwright 89
8 Precursor and Protege: Lillian Hellman and Marsha Norman 103
9 "Un-ruling" the Woman: Comedy and the Plays of Beth Henley and Rebecca Gilman 124
10 Pseudonymy and Identity Politics: Exploring "Jane Martin" 139
11 Dialectic and the Drama of Naomi Wallace 154
12 Amparo Garcia and the Eyes of Tejas: Texas Community through Mexicana Eyes 169
13 Reconfiguring History: Migration, Memory, and (Re)Membering in Suzan-Lori Parks's Plays 183
14 The Memory Palace in Paula Vogel's Plays 198
15 Postmodern Monologues in Regina Porter's Tripping through the Car House 218
16 Southern Women Playwrights and the Atlanta Hub: Home Is the Place Where You Go 230
Contributors 247
Index 251
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