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Modern Drama by Women 1880s-1930s - Katherine E. Kelly

Modern Drama by Women 1880s-1930s

By: Katherine E. Kelly (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th June 1996
ISBN: 9780415124942
Number Of Pages: 330

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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.

Industry Reviews

"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

General Introduction
Realisms: True Women
Her Soul
Votes for Women
Woman Triumphant
Master of the World
Departures: Hulda
Wayward Traces
Chrystal Spider
Sacred Blood
The Dove
The Purple Flower
Notes on Contributors
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415124942
ISBN-10: 0415124948
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 13th June 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1

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