Women Writers of the Provincetown Players: A Collection of Short Works

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Thirteen short plays by women that were originally produced by the Provincetown Players.
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From the Publisher
“Barlow’s collection introduces readers to fascinating plays from a rich and important historical era.” — J. Ellen Gainor, author of Susan Glaspell in Context: American Theater, Culture, and Politics, 1915–48

“These are plays that we have been reading about for years; it is exciting to experience the actual texts and make one’s own judgment.” — Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, editor of The Modern World of Neith Boyce: Autobiography and Diaries

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438427904
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 12/23/2009
  • Series: Excelsior Editions
  • Pages: 369
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith E. Barlow is Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University at Albany–SUNY. Her books include Plays by American Women: 1900–1930; Plays by American Women: 1930–1960; and Final Acts: The Creation of Three Late O’Neill Plays.

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Table of Contents



Introduction to Winter’s Night
Neith Boyce, Winter’s Night

Introduction to The Game
Louise Bryant, The Game

Introduction to The Slave with Two Faces
Mary Carolyn Davies, The Slave with Two Faces

Introduction to The Rib-Person
Rita Wellman, The Rib-Person

Introduction to Woman’s Honor
Susan Glaspell, Woman’s Honor

Introduction to The Rescue
Rita Creighton Smith, The Rescue

Introduction to The Widow’s Veil
Alice L. Rostetter, The Widow’s Veil

Introduction to The Baby Carriage
Bosworth Crocker, The Baby Carriage

Introduction to The Squealer
Mary Foster Barber, The Squealer

Introduction to Aria da Capo
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Aria da Capo

Introduction to The Eldest
Edna Ferber, The Eldest

Introduction to Kurzy of the Sea
Djuna Barnes

Appendix: Rita Leo (Rita Wellman), The Horrors of War

Selected Bibliography

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