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Modern American drama : the female canon

Author: June Schlueter
Publisher: Rutherford : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1990.
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This collection presents twenty essays on twentieth-century plays by women, from Rachel Crothers to Meredith Monk, as well as overview essays on their predecessors. At least a dozen of the essays  Read more...

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Modern American drama.
Rutherford : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1990
(OCoLC)551326333
Named Person: Rachel Crothers; Eugene O'Neill; Susan Glaspell; Lillian Hellman; Arthur Miller; Tennessee Williams; Carson McCullers; Djuna Barnes; Gertrude Stein; Lorraine Hansberry; Wendy Wasserstein; Sam Shepard; Djuna Barnes; Rachel Crothers; Susan Glaspell; Lorraine Hansberry; Lillian Hellman; Carson McCullers; Arthur Miller; Eugene O'Neill; Sam Shepard; Gertrude Stein; Wendy Wasserstein; Tennessee Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Schlueter
ISBN: 0838633870 9780838633878 0838637078 ) 9780838637074 ((pbk.)
OCLC Number: 20854376
Description: 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / June Schlueter --
The happy revolution : colonial women and the eighteenth-century theater / Mary Anne Schofield --
"The new path" : nineteenth-century American women playwrights / Doris Abramson --
Rachel Crothers : Broadway feminist / Doris Abramson --
Rebellion and rejection : the plays of Susan Glaspell / Barbara Ozieblo --
"Meeting the outside face to face" : Susan Glaspell, Djuna Barnes, and O'Neill's The Emperor Jones / Ann E. Larabee --
Zoë Akins and the age of excess : Broadway melodrama in the 1920s / Jennifer Bradley --
Marriage, madness, and murder in Sophie Treadwell's Machinal / Barbara L. Bywaters --
Gertrude Stein : exile, feminism, avant-garde in the American theater / Dinnah Pladott --
The fox's cubs : Lillian Hellman, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams / Charlotte Goodman --
Loneliness and longing in selected plays of Carson McCullers and Tennessee Williams / Mary McBride --
Lorraine Hansberry and the great Black way / Leonard R.N. Ashley --
Megan Terry's transformational drama : Keep tightly closed in a cool dry place and the possibilities of self / June Schlueter --
No place but the funnyhouse : the struggle for identity in three Adrienne Kennedy plays / Susan E. Meigs --
Whose name, whose protection : reading Alice Childress's Wedding band / Catherine Wiley --
"The poetry of a moment" : politics and the open form in the drama of Ntozake Shange / John Timpane --
Comic textures and female communities 1937 and 1977 : Clare Boothe and Wendy Wasserstein / Susan L. Carlson --
Gender perspective and violence in the plays of Maria Irene Fornes and Sam Shepard / Catherine A. Schuler --
The ghosts of Chekhov's Three sisters haunt Beth Henley's Crimes of the heart / Joanne B. Karpinski --
Disturbing women : Wendy Kesselman's My sister in this house / Bette Mandl --
The Demeter myth and doubling in Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother / Katherine H. Burkman --
The silver lining in the mushroom cloud : Meredith Monk's opera/music theater / Suzanne R. Westfall --
Canonizing lesbians? / Lynda Hart.
Responsibility: edited by June Schlueter.
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