The Methuen Drama Book Of Suffrage Plays

Author: Cicely Hamilton
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408176602
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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays is an anthology of eight exciting pieces written for and by members of the Actresses Franchise League from 1909-13. Immediately playable, they offer strong, varied roles for female casts, while also providing invaluable source material to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Featuring 'How The Vote Was Won' which remains one of the most popular and well known suffrage plays, the volume also includes seven shorter works: 'Lady Geraldine's Speech' (1909), a fantastic, fun piece for actresses. Lady Geraldine hasn't thought through the Suffrage cause and, on a visit to an old school friend meets some charismatic, successful and intelligent women who soon enlighten and encourage her on to the right path! 'Pot and Kettle' (1909), a comic piece in which a young woman returns to her family in great distress having assaulted a suffragette who was sitting near her at a Anti-Suffragist meeting. 'Miss Appleyard's Awakening' about an anti-suffrage campaigner who finds herself in the home of a sympathizer but ends up inadvertently drawing her hostesses' attention to the contradictions in her arguments 'Her Vote' by the actor and playwright Henry Esmond which provides an interesting male viewpoint on the movement, criticizing the young suffragist for wanting to be part of a movement about which she seems to understand little. 'The Anti-Suffragist or The Other Side', a charming, clever monologue about a sheltered young woman who finds herself increasingly involved with her local Anti-Suffrage society and increasingly puzzled by what she learns there. 'The Mother's Meeting', an entertaining monologue that uses a working class character to expose the inconsistencies in the Anti-Suffrage arguments. 'Tradition' was first performed at a matinee for the Woman Suffrage Party held at the Berkeley Theatre in New York City on Saturday 24 January 1913. The plays featured articulate the arguments of the Suffrage Movement through a variety of styles, both comic and serious, and perfectly illustrate the use of drama as a medium for social change and entertainment. Together with illustrations and an introduction charting the history of the Actresses Franchise League and exploring the context and provenance of the plays, this is an excellent resource for both study and performance.

The Methuen Drama Book Of Suffrage Plays Taking The Stage

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Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350082996
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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays: Taking the Stage features a wide variety of short pieces and one-act plays written by female and male suffragist writers between 1908-1914. Spanning different styles and genres they explore many issues that interested feminist and suffragist campaigners such as: the value of women's work, domestic and economic inequality, visibility in public space, direct action and its consequences, sexual double standards, and the influence of the media on public opinion. Edited and introduced by Dr Naomi Paxton, the anthology is brimming with in-depth knowledge, photographs and contextual information of the period making for an informative and inspirational volume that's perfect for both performance and study.

Methuen Drama Anthology Of American Women Playwrights 1970 2020

Author: Russell & Volkening Inc.
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350068764
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"In this exciting new anthology, Wesley Brown and Aimée K. Michel bring together six wonderfully teachable plays by some of the greatest American women dramatists of the past fifty years-- Ntozake Shange, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paula Vogel, Lynn Nottage, Beth Henley, and Susan Yankowitz. The editors provide a helpful Introduction to the last 100 years of theatrical activity, from suffrage and anti-lynching plays, through the explosive 1960s, to recent Broadway triumphs, highlighting women's struggle-a struggle that continues--to put their vision and voices on the American stage." Elin Diamond, Rutgers University, USA This book celebrates the iconoclastic power of seven American women playwrights who pushed their work outside the box of conventional drama. To support student use, each play is accompanied by a short introduction. This provides the biographical background of the playwright as well as discussing the dramatic style of her writing, the extent to which her work is informed by and against the major playwrights of the period and how the specific work illustrates the overarching themes which her body of work addresses. Also covered are the historical and cultural context in which the play was presented, the feminist political context of the playwright and the performance practice of productions of the play. This anthology celebrates the iconoclastic power of seven American women playwrights who pushed their work outside the box of conventional drama. The plays and playwrights featured are: Susan Yankowitz's Gun; Ntozake Shange's Spell #7; Beth Henley's The Jacksonian; Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz; Suzan-Lori Parks's In the Blood; and Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel. The volume celebrates fifty years of playwrights who have been continuously working in, and shaping, contemporary American theater.

On To Victory

Author: Bettina Friedl
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Jennifer Compton S Play Crossfire No Man S Land

Author: Jennifer Compton
Editor: Sydney : Currency Press
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Family life in the 1910s is compared with the 1970s. Raises sensitive questions about women's imprisonment by and liberation from domestic structures (1 act, 2 men, 4 women).

Marriage Melodrama And Modern Dramatic Form

Author: Kirsten Fogh Herold
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New Woman Plays

Author: Linda Fitzsimmons
Editor: Methuen
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Between 1890 and 1914, the burgeoning feminist movement that culminated in the militancy of the suffragettes encouraged an increasing number of women to use theatre to explore women's experience. This book features some of these plays, including Elizabeth Robin's "Alan's Wife".

The Women S Suffrage Movement

Author: Maroula Joannou
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Combining historical reappraisal with accounts of the culture of the women's suffrage movement, this unique volume presents a selection of recent feminist scholarship on the struggle for women's suffrage.

How The Vote Was Won And Other Suffragette Plays

Author: Dale Spender
Editor: Methuen Publishing
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Deutsches Expressionistisches Theater

Author: Vibeke Rützou Petersen
Editor: New York : P. Lang
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Die Idee einer universalen Revolution hat den deutschen Expressionismus ebenso gepragt wie die vom Neuen Menschen als Erloser figur. Beide Konzepte finden sich in den expressionistischen Dramen Ernst Tollers und Georg Kaisers, anfangs ekstatisch gepriesen, spater als tragische Utopie enthullt. Die Arbeit bringt neben einer Analyse dieser Dramen auch eine Besprechung der neuen, dem Illusionstheater O. Brahms und M. Reinhardts entgegengesetzte Buhnentechnik, die vor allem von den Regisseuren K.H. Martin, L. Jessner, J. Fehling und dem Buhnenbildner R. Neppach entwickelt wurde. Die Untersuchung berucksichtigt ausserdem den dramatischen Ausdrucksstil, sowie Rezeption."

The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

British Women Writers

Author: Dale Spender
Editor: Peter Bedrick Books
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File Size: 38,87 MB
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Gathers poems, plays, short stories, and selections from novels, diaries, letters, and autobiographies by more than sixty writers over a six-hundred-year period

A Thousand Capricious Chances

Author: Maureen Duffy
Editor: Methuen Publishing
ISBN:
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Women In Modern Drama

Author: Gail Finney
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British Book News

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Dramatic Specimens And The Garrick Plays

Author: Charles Lamb
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National Union Catalog

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

American Transcendental Quarterly

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Women S Studies

Author: Catherine Loeb
Editor: Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN:
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Identifies and describes books that illuminate women's experiences and contributions to society