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By Penny Farfan,Lesley Ferris

ISBN-10: 1137270780

ISBN-13: 9781137270788

ISBN-10: 1137270799

ISBN-13: 9781137270795

Breaking new floor during this century, this wide-ranging selection of essays is the 1st of its variety to handle the paintings of up to date overseas girls playwrights. The ebook considers the paintings of validated playwrights corresponding to 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 by way of many rising writers. Divided into 3 sections—Histories, Conflicts, and Genres—the ebook explores such issues because the feminist historical past play, solo functionality, transcultural dramaturgies, the id play, the gendered terrain of conflict, and eco-drama, and encompasses paintings from the U.S., Canada, Latin the United States, Oceania, South Africa, Egypt, and the uk.

With contributions from best overseas students and an introductory assessment of the worries and demanding situations dealing with ladies playwrights during this new century, Contemporary ladies Playwrights explores the variety and gear of women's playwriting given that 1990, highlighting key voices and interpreting the most important serious and theoretical advancements in the box.

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