Modern Drama by Women, 1880s-1930s: An International Anthology

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Katherine E. Kelly
Psychology Press, 1996 - Drama - 319 pages
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Modern Drama by Women 1880s-1930s offers the first direct evidence that women playwrights helped create the movement known as Modern Drama.
It contains twelve plays by women from the Americas, Europe and Asia, spanning a national and stylistic range from Swedish realism to Russian symbolism. Six of these plays are appearing in their first English-language translation.
Playwrights include:
* Anne-Charlotte Leffler Edgren (Sweden)
* Amelai Pincherle Rosselli (Italy)
* Elsa Berstein (Germany)
* Elizabeth Robins (Britain)
* Marie Leneru (France)
* Alfonsina Storni (Argentina)
* Hella Wuolijoki (Finland)
* Hasegawa Shigure (Japan)
* Rachilde (France)
* Zinaida Gippius (Russia)
* Djuna Barnes (USA)
* Marita Bonner (USA)
This groundbreaking anthology explodes the traditional canon. In these plays, the New Woman represents herself and her crises in all of the styles and genres available to the modern dramatist. Unprecedented in diversity and scope, it is a collection which no scholar, student or lover of modern drama can afford to miss.
 

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Contents

The Making of Modern Drama
1
1 Anne Charlotte Leffler Edgren 184992
23
True Women
29
2 Amelia Rosselli 18701954
54
Her Soul
60
3 Elsa Bernstein Ernst Rosmer 18661949
94
Maria Arndt
100
4 Elizabeth Robins 18621952
127
Hulda Juurakko
253
8 Hasegawa Shiguré 18791941
293
Wavering Traces
302
9 Rachilde Marguerite Eymery 18601953
312
The Crystal Spider
317
10 Zinaida Gippius 18691945
324
Sacred Blood
328
11 Djuna Barnes 18921982
350

Votes for Women
133
5 Marie Lenéru 18751918
171
Woman Triumphant
177
6 Alfonsina Storni 18921938
212
The Master of the World
217
7 Hella Wuolijoki 18861954
247
The Dove
355
12 Marita Bonner 18991971
363
The Purple Flower
368
Notes on translators and contributors
380
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About the author (1996)

Kelly is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University and Executive Director of the South Central Modern Language Association.

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