Plays and performance texts by women, 1880-1930 : an anthology of plays by British and American women from the modernist period / Ed.by Maggie B. Gale and Gilli Bush-Bailey.

By: Gale, Maggie B, EdContributor(s): Gale, Maggie B,Ed | Bush-Bailey, Gilli,EdSeries: Publisher: Manchester, UK ; Manchester University Press ; 2012Description: x, 652 pISBN: 9780719082047Subject(s): Drama | English drama | English drama | English drama | American drama | American drama | American dramaDDC classification: 808.820 082 Online resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online | Click here to access online
Contents:
Section I: Plays Edited with an Overview and Introduction / Maggie B. Gale. Georgina Weldon, Not Alone (1886) ; Clothilde Graves A Mother of Three (1896) ; Edith Lyttelton, Warp and Woof (1904) ; Votes for Women (1907) / Elizabeth Robins -- Edith (1912) / Elizabeth Baker -- Ourselves (1913) / Rachel Crothers -- Our Ostriches (1923) / Marie Stopes -- Machinal (1928) / Sophie Treadwell -- Nine Till Six (1930) / Aimée and Phillip Stuart -- Lawing and Jawing and Poker (1931) / Zora Neale Hurston -- The Man Who Pays The Piper (1931) / G. B. Stern. -- Section II: Monologues Edited with an Introduction / Gilli Bush-Bailey. May Isabel Fisk 'The Art of Giving a Monologue' (Date of Publication: 1914) / At the Theatre (Date of Publication: 1907) / May Isabel Fisk -- At the Opticians (Date of Publication: 1927) / Beatrice Herford -- The Home-Coming of Jack O'Neill (Date of Publication: 1913) / Josephine A. M. Morris -- Cheering up Maria (Date of Publication: 1927) / Mabel Constanduros -- from Live at the Greek Theatre / Jackie 'Moms' Mabley -- Ruth Draper Doctors and Diets (Date of Publication: 1960).
Summary: "This groundbreaking anthology, part of the Women, Theatre and Performance series, brings together an extraordinary mix of one-act and full length plays and solo performance texts written by women. Included in the volume are texts by Beatrice Herford, Ruth Draper, Zora Neale Hurston and G.B. Stern, originally performed across commercial and amateur theatres in Britain and America. Some of the plays have remained unpublished since their original performance -- Georgina Weldon's Not Alone, Clothilde Graves' Mother of Three, Rachel Crother's Ourselves and Marie Stope's Our Ostriches. Others are anthologized here alongside plays with which they connect aesthetically and historically, for example, Edith Lyttelton's Warp and Woof, Elizabeth Robins' Votes for Women, Elizabeth Baker's Edith, Sophie Treadwell's Machinal and Aimée Stuarts' Nine Till Six. The volume, for students and scholars, provides an accessible collection of texts exemplifying the range and breadth of women's theatre writing from the 1880s to the early decades of the twentieth century."--Publisher's website.
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Section I: Plays Edited with an Overview and Introduction / Maggie B. Gale. Georgina Weldon, Not Alone (1886) ; Clothilde Graves A Mother of Three (1896) ; Edith Lyttelton, Warp and Woof (1904) ; Votes for Women (1907) / Elizabeth Robins -- Edith (1912) / Elizabeth Baker -- Ourselves (1913) / Rachel Crothers -- Our Ostriches (1923) / Marie Stopes -- Machinal (1928) / Sophie Treadwell -- Nine Till Six (1930) / Aimée and Phillip Stuart -- Lawing and Jawing and Poker (1931) / Zora Neale Hurston -- The Man Who Pays The Piper (1931) / G. B. Stern. -- Section II: Monologues Edited with an Introduction / Gilli Bush-Bailey. May Isabel Fisk 'The Art of Giving a Monologue' (Date of Publication: 1914) / At the Theatre (Date of Publication: 1907) / May Isabel Fisk -- At the Opticians (Date of Publication: 1927) / Beatrice Herford -- The Home-Coming of Jack O'Neill (Date of Publication: 1913) / Josephine A. M. Morris -- Cheering up Maria (Date of Publication: 1927) / Mabel Constanduros -- from Live at the Greek Theatre / Jackie 'Moms' Mabley -- Ruth Draper Doctors and Diets (Date of Publication: 1960).

"This groundbreaking anthology, part of the Women, Theatre and Performance series, brings together an extraordinary mix of one-act and full length plays and solo performance texts written by women. Included in the volume are texts by Beatrice Herford, Ruth Draper, Zora Neale Hurston and G.B. Stern, originally performed across commercial and amateur theatres in Britain and America. Some of the plays have remained unpublished since their original performance -- Georgina Weldon's Not Alone, Clothilde Graves' Mother of Three, Rachel Crother's Ourselves and Marie Stope's Our Ostriches. Others are anthologized here alongside plays with which they connect aesthetically and historically, for example, Edith Lyttelton's Warp and Woof, Elizabeth Robins' Votes for Women, Elizabeth Baker's Edith, Sophie Treadwell's Machinal and Aimée Stuarts' Nine Till Six. The volume, for students and scholars, provides an accessible collection of texts exemplifying the range and breadth of women's theatre writing from the 1880s to the early decades of the twentieth century."--Publisher's website.

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