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ISBN-13: 9781595584243
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 439,817
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Alexis Greene writes about the arts, women’s issues, and the environment. She is the author of Women Who Write Plays: 23 Interviews with American Dramatists; a co-author, with Julie Taymor, of The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway; and a co-editor, with Shirley Lauro, of Front Lines: Political Plays by American Women (The New Press). She is also the author of a biographical study of Wendy Wasserstein for young theater students, Wasserstein in an Hour.

Shirley Lauro’s plays include the Tony-nominated drama Open Admissions and the widely acclaimed A Piece of My Heart. She is a co-editor, with Alexis Greene, of Front Lines: Political Plays by American Women (The New Press). She lives and writes in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword Julie Crosby ix

Preface Shirley Lauro xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction Alexis Greene xv

The Exonerated Jessica Blank Erik Jensen 1

Words of Choice Cindy Cooper Suzanne Bennett 51

Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue Quiara Alegría Hudes 91

Clarence Darrow's Last Trial Shirley Lauro 133

Mrs. Packard Emily Mann 209

No Child . . . Nilaja Sun 287

Hot 'n' Throbbing Paula Vogel 315

About the Editors 377

Permissions 379

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