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She also wrote plays : an international guide to women playwrights from the 10th to the 21st century /
Susan Croft.
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London : Faber and Faber, 2001.
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xi, 292 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0571206026
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London : Faber and Faber, 2001.
isbn
0571206026
catalogue key
4515168
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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A global sourcebook of women playwrights through the ages Looking for plays by women to produce, perform, or read? S"he Also Wrote Plays is a comprehensive international guide to women playwrights and their work. In an attempt to make visible those who have often been obscured, the entries included herein provide biographical details on over four hundred writers, summaries of their major plays along with a list of other works, and a complete publication history, as well as an extensive, supplemental bibliography. The author, Susan Croft, includes writers whose work demonstrates the diversity and development of dramatic writing in English-speaking countries over the millennia. This diverse collection spans the tenth to the twenty-first centuries; the Americas to the Far East; and covers the works of well-known writers, such as Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, alongside the lesser-known dramatic adaptations of Jane Austen and Harriet Beecher Stowe and hard-to-find manuscripts, such as the unpublished translations of leading Finnish playwright Hella Wuolijoki. An essential tool for playwrights, performers, producers, and students, S"he Also Wrote Plays is for anyone interested in the cultural legacy of women in the theatrical world.
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From Hrotswitha to Wertenbaker . . . Looking for plays by women to produce, perform or read? Teaching Drama, Literature or Gender Studies and looking for new material? She Also Wrote Plays provides a comprehensive international guide to women playwrights and their work: Over 400 entries in alphabetical order Biographical details for each writer Outline of their major work List of other plays Publication details Extensive bibliography An essential guide to women playwrights from the past and for the future with a wealth of work wanting to be discovered or rediscovered. 'This superbly informative guide . . . Croft certainly knows exactly how to present maximum information with minimum fuss. For each author she indicates plays in print, size of casts, a pointed critical biography . . . Equally impressive are the brief biographical sketches, homing in on illuminating detail, and Croft's confident but generous judgments. Directors and scholars, teachers and readers will all benefit from Croft's work. The National Theatre could happily programme nothing but plays and writers from this book.' (Pick of the Month), Plays International You can find out more in Susan Croft's website, which includes updates on the playwrights since publication of the book.
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This text provides a comprehensive international guide to women playwrights and their work. The book includes over 400 entries and has biographical details of each writer.
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Looking for plays by women to produce, perform, or read? She Also Wrote Playsis a comprehensive international guide to women playwrights and their work. In an attempt to make visible those who have often been obscured, the entries included herein provide biographical details on over four hundred writers, summaries of their major plays along with a list of other works, and a complete publication history, as well as an extensive, supplemental bibliography. The author, Susan Croft, includes writers whose work demonstrates the diversity and development of dramatic writing in English-speaking countries over the millennia. This diverse collection spans the tenth to the twenty-first centuries; the Americas to the Far East; and covers the works of well-known writers, such as Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, alongside the lesser-known dramatic adaptations of Jane Austen and Harriet Beecher Stowe and hard-to-find manuscripts, such as the unpublished translations of leading Finnish playwright Hella Wuolijoki. An essential tool for playwrights, performers, producers, and students, She Also Wrote Playsis for anyone interested in the cultural legacy of women in the theatrical world.
Main Description
A global sourcebook of women playwrights through the ages Looking for plays by women to produce, perform, or read? She Also Wrote Plays is a comprehensive international guide to women playwrights and their work. In an attempt to make visible those who have often been obscured, the entries included herein provide biographical details on over four hundred writers, summaries of their major plays along with a list of other works, and a complete publication history, as well as an extensive, supplemental bibliography. The author, Susan Croft, includes writers whose work demonstrates the diversity and development of dramatic writing in English-speaking countries over the millennia. This diverse collection spans the tenth to the twenty-first centuries; the Americas to the Far East; and covers the works of well-known writers, such as Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, alongside the lesser-known dramatic adaptations of Jane Austen and Harriet Beecher Stowe and hard-to-find manuscripts, such as the unpublished translations of leading Finnish playwright Hella Wuolijoki. An essential tool for playwrights, performers, producers, and students, She Also Wrote Plays is for anyone interested in the cultural legacy of women in the theatrical world.
Table of Contents
Author's Notep. vii
How to Use this Bookp. viii
Abbreviations Usedp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Playwrights A-Zp. 1
Anthologies and Seriesp. 279
Books on Women Playwrights and Women in Theatrep. 286
Contact Addressesp. 290
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