A groundbreaking anthology that will incite a major reappraisal of the role of women playwrights in the creation of modern drama, "Modern Drama by Women 1880s-1930s" offers English-language readers and performers a first-ever sampling of once-prominent plays by women from around the world. Featured are twelve plays by women from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, spanning a national and stylistic range from Swedish realism to Russian symbolism. Six of these plays are appearing in their first English-language translation. Playwrights and plays include: * Anne-Charlotte Leffler Edgren, " True Women," (Sweden) * Amelia Pincherle Rosselli, " Her Soul," (Italy) * Elsa Bernstein, " Maria Arndt," (Germany) * Elizabeth Robins, " Votes for Women," (Britain) * Marie Leneru, " Woman Triumphant," (France) * Alfonsina Storni, " Master of the World," (Argentina) * Hella Wuolijoki, " Hulda Juurakko," (Finland) * Hasegawa Shigure, " Wayward Traces," (Japan) * Rachilde, " Crystal Spider," (France) * Zinaida Gippius, " Sacred Blood," (Russia) * Djuna Barnes, " The Dove," (USA) * Marita Bonner, " The Purple Flower," (USA)
These playwrights represent the New Woman -- herself, her relationships, her crises -- in all of the styles and genres available to the modern dramatist. Unprecedented in diversity and scope, "Modern Drama by Women" is a collection which no scholar, student, or lover of modern drama can afford to miss.
"This excellent, groundbreakinganthology begins the resurection of women playwrites--in this instance from the Americas, Europe, and Asia--who helped shape modern drama."
-J.C. Kohl, Dutchess Community College