New PDF release: Contemporary Women Playwrights: Into the 21st Century

By Penny Farfan,Lesley Ferris

Breaking new flooring during this century, this wide-ranging choice of essays is the 1st of its type to deal with the paintings of latest overseas girls playwrights. The publication considers the paintings of verified playwrights comparable 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 means of many rising writers. Divided into 3 sections—Histories, Conflicts, and Genres—the booklet explores such subject matters because the feminist historical past play, solo functionality, transcultural dramaturgies, the identification play, the gendered terrain of warfare, and eco-drama, and encompasses paintings from the U.S., Canada, Latin the US, Oceania, South Africa, Egypt, and the uk.

With contributions from top overseas students and an introductory evaluate of the worries and demanding situations dealing with girls playwrights during this new century, Contemporary ladies Playwrights explores the range and tool of women's playwriting because 1990, highlighting key voices and interpreting the most important severe and theoretical advancements in the box.

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