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Short Plays with Great Roles for Women is an antidote to the traditional underrepresentation of women on stage, by offering twenty-two short plays that put women right at the centre of the action. The push for more women's roles has gathered force over the last few years, and this collection ...
Short Plays with Great Roles for Women
Short Plays with Great Roles for Women is an antidote to the traditional underrepresentation of women on stage, by offering twenty-two short plays that put women right at the centre of the action. The push for more women's roles has gathered force over the last few years, and this collection is part of that movement, with rich, intelligent roles for women of all ages and backgrounds. This anthology offers a vital slice of life, addressing relevant and diverse topics such as: a young, Islamic woman coming out to her religious mother; black women's navigation of the natural hair movement; bullying in a small-town American school; social media addiction; and the trials and tribulations of family life. Plays from award-winning playwrights are supported by original production details and playwrights' afterwords, forming a broad and comprehensive collection of complete texts that offer full character journeys. Appealing to aspiring performers, playwrights, directors and students, Short Plays with Great Roles for Women is an essential resource for actor training, assessments, showcases, show-reels, short films and theatre performances.
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157.500000 USD

Short Plays with Great Roles for Women

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Fleabag: The Scriptures
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29.400000 USD

Fleabag: The Scriptures

by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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The influence of the women's movement has long been a scholarly priority in the study of British women's drama of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but previous scholarship has largely clustered around two events: the New Woman in the 1890s and the suffrage campaign in the years before ...
Women's Playwriting and the Women's Movement, 1890-1918
The influence of the women's movement has long been a scholarly priority in the study of British women's drama of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but previous scholarship has largely clustered around two events: the New Woman in the 1890s and the suffrage campaign in the years before the First World War. Women's Playwriting and the Women's Movement, 1890-1918 is the first designated study of British women's drama from a period of exceptional productivity and innovation for female playwrights. Both the British theatre and women's position within British society underwent fundamental changes in this period, and this book shows how female dramatists carefully negotiated their position in the heated debates about women's rights that occurred at this time, while staking out a place for themselves in an evolving theatrical landscape. Farkas also identifies the women's movement as a key influence on the development of female-authored drama between 1890 and 1918, but argues that scholarly prioritizing of the radicalism of work associated with the New Woman and the suffrage campaign has had a distorting effect in the past. Ideal for scholars of British and Victorian theatre, Women's Playwriting and the Women's Movement, 1890-1918 offers a new perspective which emphasizes the complexity of women playwrights' engagement with first-wave feminism and links it to the diversification of the British theatre in this period.
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223.16 USD

Women's Playwriting and the Women's Movement, 1890-1918

by Anna Farkas
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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20.950000 USD

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft
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This volume uniquely draws together seven contemporary plays by a selection of the finest African women writers and practitioners from across the continent, offering a rich and diverse portrait of identity, politics, culture, gender issues and society in contemporary Africa. Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi (Egypt) is set in Cairo ...
Contemporary Plays by African Women: Niqabi Ninja; Not That Woman; I Want to Fly; Silent Voices; Unsettled; Mbuzeni; Bonganyi
This volume uniquely draws together seven contemporary plays by a selection of the finest African women writers and practitioners from across the continent, offering a rich and diverse portrait of identity, politics, culture, gender issues and society in contemporary Africa. Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi (Egypt) is set in Cairo during the chaotic time of the Egyptian uprising. Not That Woman by Tosin Jobi-Tume (Nigeria) addresses issues of violence against women in Nigeria and its attendant conspiracy of silence. The play advocates zero-tolerance for violence against women and urges women to bury shame and speak out rather than suffer in silence. I Want To Fly by Thembelihle Moyo (Zimbabwe) tells the story of an African girl who wants to be a pilot. It looks at how patriarchal society shapes the thinking of men regarding lobola (bride price), how women endure abusive men and the role society at large plays in these issues. Silent Voices by Adong Judith (Uganda) is a one-act play based on interviews with people involved in the LRA and the effects of the civil war in Uganda. It critiques this, and by implication, other truth commissions. Unsettled by JC Niala (Kenya) deals with gender violence, land issue, and relations of both black and white Kenyans living in, and returning to, the country. Mbuzeni by Koleka Putuma (South Africa) is a story of four female orphans, aged eight to twelve, their sisterhood and their fixation with death and burials. It explores the unseen force that governs and dictates the laws that the villagers live by. Bonganyi by Sophia Mempuh Kwachuh (Cameroon) depicts the effects of colonialism as told through the story of a slave girl: a singer and dancer, who wants to win a competition to free her family. Each play also includes a biography of the playwright, the writer's own artistic statement, a production history of the play and a critical contextualisation of the theatrical landscape from which each woman is writing.
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107.100000 USD

Contemporary Plays by African Women: Niqabi Ninja; Not That Woman; I Want to Fly; Silent Voices; Unsettled; Mbuzeni; Bonganyi

by Tosin Jobi-Tume, Sara Shaarawi, Koleka Putuma, Thembelihle Moyo, Adong Judith, JC Niala, Sophia Kwachuh Mempuh
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The playwright Nina Sadur occupies a prominent place in the Soviet/Russian drama pantheon of the 1980s and 1990s, a group that has with few exceptions been generally ignored by the Western literary establishment. The plays included in this volume offer some of Sadur's most influential works for the theater to ...
The Witching Hour and Other Plays
The playwright Nina Sadur occupies a prominent place in the Soviet/Russian drama pantheon of the 1980s and 1990s, a group that has with few exceptions been generally ignored by the Western literary establishment. The plays included in this volume offer some of Sadur's most influential works for the theater to the English-speaking audience for the first time. The collection will appeal to readers interested in Russian literature and culture, Russian theater, as well as women's literature. Sadur's plays are inspired by symbolist drama, the theater of the absurd, and Russian folklore, yet are also infused with contemporary reality and populated by contemporary characters. Her work is overtly gynocentric: the fictional world construes women's traditionally downplayed concerns as narratively and existentially central and crucial. Sadur's drama has exerted a tremendous influence on contemporary Russian literature. Working essentially in isolation, Sadur was able to combine the early twentieth century dramatic discourse with that of the late Soviet era. Having built a bridge between the two eras, Sadur prepared the rise of the new Russian drama of the 2000s.
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94.500000 USD

The Witching Hour and Other Plays

by Nina Sadur
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Fortieth anniversary edition The volume includes: -The original version of the play, as well as a one-set variation, conceived and directed by the author two decades after the 1977 production. -Also featured is an interview with Fornes on the play by Bonnie Marranca.
Fefu and Her Friends: New, Expanded Edition
Fortieth anniversary edition The volume includes: -The original version of the play, as well as a one-set variation, conceived and directed by the author two decades after the 1977 production. -Also featured is an interview with Fornes on the play by Bonnie Marranca.
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17.800000 USD

Fefu and Her Friends: New, Expanded Edition

by Maria Irene Fornes
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The Black Box
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26.240000 USD

The Black Box

by Marjorie Walme Derubeis
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The Verge: A Play in Three Acts
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39.850000 USD

The Verge: A Play in Three Acts

by Susan Glaspell
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A Room of One's Own
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20.950000 USD

A Room of One's Own

by Virginia Woolf
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Don't Call Me a Victim!
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32.080000 USD

Don't Call Me a Victim!

by Dina Yafasova
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The Griffin and Other Poems
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38.840000 USD

The Griffin and Other Poems

by Alice M Baskous
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A Rag Doll's Heart
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23.090000 USD

A Rag Doll's Heart

by Maggie Simmons
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Uncle Vanya
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28.300000 USD

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain
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23.050000 USD

The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain

by Barbee Tonya
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Another Round
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18.850000 USD

Another Round

by Susan P Waits
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The Verge: A Play in Three Acts
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24.100000 USD

The Verge: A Play in Three Acts

by Susan Glaspell
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The Yellow Wallpaper
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9.960000 USD

The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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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 ...
The Methuen Drama Anthology of American Women Playwrights: 1970 - 2020: Gun, Spell #7, The Jacksonian, The Baltimore Waltz, In the Blood, Intimate Apparel
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.
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Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays examines several lynching plays to foreground black women's performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent upon race-based settings in black households versus white households. ...
Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays
Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays examines several lynching plays to foreground black women's performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent upon race-based settings in black households versus white households. She also discusses performances of lynching plays at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the South and reviews lynching plays closely tied to black school campuses. By focusing on current examples and impacts of lynching plays in the public sphere, this book grounds this historical form of theatre in the present day with depth and relevance. Of interest to scholars and students of both general Theatre and Performance Studies, and of African American Theatre and Drama, Preaching the Blues foregrounds the importance of black feminist artists in lynching culture and interdisciplinary scholarship.
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63.000000 USD

Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays

by Maisha S. Akbar
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The official TV tie-in to accompany the ITV drama scripted by Andrew Davies The official companion to ITV's hotly anticipated new drama, The World of Sanditon delves behind the scenes of Sanditon, giving you the inside scoop on Jane Austen's unfinished masterpiece, adapted for television by Andrew Davies. Produced by ...
The World of Sanditon: The Official Companion to the ITV Series
The official TV tie-in to accompany the ITV drama scripted by Andrew Davies The official companion to ITV's hotly anticipated new drama, The World of Sanditon delves behind the scenes of Sanditon, giving you the inside scoop on Jane Austen's unfinished masterpiece, adapted for television by Andrew Davies. Produced by Red Planet Pictures, ITV's Sanditon series tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming and slightly wild Sidney Parker. Written by Emmy and BAFTA-Award winning writer Andrew Davies, the series will bring Austen's story to life and this book will allow you to go behind the scenes of the cast and crew, exploring the world that Austen created and offering fascinating insights about the period and about the real-life heartbreak behind her final story. Readers will also have access to location guides, interviews with the cast, and in-depth historical information by esteemed author Sara Sheridan. Full of beautiful photography from the series, this is the only guide you need to Autumn's biggest show - welcome to Sanditon!
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37.19 USD
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Innocent Woman: The Karen Lucchesi Story
27.250000 USD

Innocent Woman: The Karen Lucchesi Story

by Karen Lucchesi
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Bakkhai
15.700000 USD

Bakkhai

by Euripides, Anne Carson
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Pride and Prejudice (Wisehouse Classics - With Illustrations by H.M. Brock) (2016)
28.270000 USD

Pride and Prejudice (Wisehouse Classics - With Illustrations by H.M. Brock) (2016)

by Jane Austen
Hardback
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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus (the Revised 1831 Edition - Wisehouse Classics) (Revised 1831)
24.690000 USD

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus (the Revised 1831 Edition - Wisehouse Classics) (Revised 1831)

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Hardback
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Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey with the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power
31.500000 USD

Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey with the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power

by Karen Schless Pressley
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The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek
12.550000 USD

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

by Naomi Wallace
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The official companion to ITV's hotly anticipated new drama, The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England's greatest monarchs. From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV's Victoria follows the early years of ...
The Victoria Letters: The official companion to the ITV Victoria series
The official companion to ITV's hotly anticipated new drama, The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England's greatest monarchs. From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV's Victoria follows the early years of the young Queen's reign, based closely on Victoria's own letters and journals. Now explore this extensive collection in greater depth, and discover who Victoria really was behind her upright public persona. At only 18 years old, Victoria ascended the throne as a rebellious teenager and gradually grew to become one of the most memorable, unshakeable and powerful women in history. The extensive writings she left behind document this personal journey and show how she triumphed over scandal and corruption. Written by internationally bestselling author, historian of 12 books and Victoria historical consultant, Helen Rappaport, and including a foreword by Daisy Goodwin - acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of the series - The Victoria Letters details the history behind the show. Revealing Victoria's own thoughts about the love interests, family dramas and court scandals during her early reign, it also delves into the running of the royal household, the upstairs-downstairs relationships, and what it was like to live in Victorian England. Full of beautiful photography from the series and genuine imagery from the era, come behind the palace doors and discover the girl behind the Queen.
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31.47 USD
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