Contemporary Women Playwrights: Into the 21st Century by Penny Farfan,Lesley Ferris

By Penny Farfan,Lesley Ferris

Breaking new flooring during this century, this wide-ranging selection of essays is the 1st of its variety to handle the paintings of latest overseas ladies playwrights. The e-book considers the paintings of verified playwrights resembling Caryl Churchill, Marie Clements, Lara Foot-Newton, Maria Irene Fornes, Sarah Kane, Lisa Kron, younger Jean Lee, Lynn Nottage, Suzan-Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Caridad Svich, and Judith Thompson, however it additionally foregrounds vital performs through many rising writers. Divided into 3 sections—Histories, Conflicts, and Genres—the publication explores such subject matters because the feminist background play, solo functionality, transcultural dramaturgies, the identification play, the gendered terrain of struggle, and eco-drama, and encompasses paintings from the U.S., Canada, Latin the US, Oceania, South Africa, Egypt, and the uk.

With contributions from major overseas students and an introductory evaluate of the worries and demanding situations dealing with girls playwrights during this new century, Contemporary girls Playwrights explores the range and gear of women's playwriting for the reason that 1990, highlighting key voices and reading an important serious and theoretical advancements in the box.

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