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The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights
     

The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights

by Brenda Murphy (Editor)
 
Building primarily on the critical, historical, and bibliographical scholarship of the last 20 years, this volume addresses the cultural and historical, critical and theoretical, and aesthetic and ideological aspects of women playwrights and their work throughout the history of the American theatre. Murphy (English, U. of Connecticut) presents 15 contributions, each

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Building primarily on the critical, historical, and bibliographical scholarship of the last 20 years, this volume addresses the cultural and historical, critical and theoretical, and aesthetic and ideological aspects of women playwrights and their work throughout the history of the American theatre. Murphy (English, U. of Connecticut) presents 15 contributions, each of which introduces the reader to one or more playwrights who are discussed in the context of topics such as early comedy and melodrama, feminism and realism, the Harlem Renaissance, the feminist resurgence of the 1970s, and feminist dramatic theory. Contains a detailed chronology and bibliographical essays on recent criticism and African American women playwrights before 1930. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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'... an excellent collection of fifteen essays presenting complex analyses of the position of women and women's drama throughout American history, frequently offering opportunities for future research.' Theatre Research International

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521571845
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

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