Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights

$34.00 USD

Part of Cambridge Companions to Literature

Elaine Aston, Janelle Reinelt, Maggie B. Gale, Susan Bennett, Michelene Wandor, Susan Bassnett, Anna-Marie Taylor, Adrienne Scullion, Mary Trotter, Susan Carlson, Gabriele Griffin, Meenakshi Ponnuswami, Claire MacDonald, Sue-Ellen Case
View all contributors
  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9781139796941

$ 34.00 USD
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to ebooks.com for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, Hardback


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This Companion, first published in 2000, addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. The chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theatre and examine the work of individual playwrights. A chronological section on playwriting from the 1920s to the 1970s is followed by chapters which raise issues of nationality and identity. Later sections question accepted notions of the canon and include chapters on non-mainstream writing, including black and lesbian performance. Each section is introduced by the editors, who provide a narrative overview of a century of women's drama and a thorough chronology of playwriting, set in political context. The collection includes essays on the individual writers Caryl Churchill, Sarah Daniels, Pam Gems and Timberlake Wertenbaker as well as extensive documentation of contemporary playwriting in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, including figures such as Liz Lochhead and Anne Devlin.

    • Focus on twentieth century reflects current teaching and research trends in UK and US in courses on women and theatre
    • Transatlantic range of contributors is unusual in this field
    • The contextual bias of the companion will make it a primary reading text for courses, especially in UK
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights is an excellent companion. The Companion provides detailed and extensive information that is scrupulously well researched and well presented. It thus makes an indispensable, timely, and provocative resource.' Modern Drama

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139796941
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    Chronology
    1. A century in view: from suffrage to the 1990s Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt
    2. Women playwrights of the 1920s and 1930s Maggie B. Gale
    3. New plays and women's voices in the 1950s Susan Bennett
    4. Women playwrights and the challenge of feminism in the 1970s Michelene Wandor
    5. The politics of location Susan Bassnett
    6. Contemporary Welsh women playwrights Anna-Marie Taylor
    7. Contemporary Scottish women playwrights Adrienne Scullion
    8. Women playwrights in Northern Ireland Mary Trotter
    9. Language and identity in Timberlake Wertenbaker's plays Susan Carlson
    10. Pam Gems: body politics and biography Elaine Aston
    11. Caryl Churchill and the politics of style Janelle Reinelt
    12. Violence, abuse and gender relations in the plays by Sarah Daniels Gabriele Griffin
    13. Small island people: black British women playwrights Meenakshi Ponnuswami
    14. Writing outside the mainstream Claire MacDonald
    15. Lesbian performance Sue-Ellen Case.

  • Editors

    Elaine Aston, Lancaster University

    Janelle Reinelt, University of California, Davis

    Contributors

    Elaine Aston, Janelle Reinelt, Maggie B. Gale, Susan Bennett, Michelene Wandor, Susan Bassnett, Anna-Marie Taylor, Adrienne Scullion, Mary Trotter, Susan Carlson, Gabriele Griffin, Meenakshi Ponnuswami, Claire MacDonald, Sue-Ellen Case

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×