War Plays by Women: An International Anthology

1st Edition

Agnes Cardinal, Elaine Turner, Claire M. Tylee

Routledge
Published September 2, 1999
Textbook - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780415222976 - CAT# RU20483

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Summary

This anthology consists of ten plays from countries involved in the First World War, including plays from Germany and France never before available in translation.
Representing a range of dramatic forms, from radio play to street-epic, from comic sketch to musical, this anthology includes plays from: Gertrude Stein, Muriel Box, Marion Wentworth Craig, Dorothy Hewett, Berta Lask, Marie Leneru, Wendy Lill, Alice Dunbar Nelson, and Christina Reid. Highly successful in their day, these plays demonstrate how women have attempted to use theatre to achieve social change. The collection explores the historical development of theatrical conventions and genres and the historical context of social and gender issues.

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