Only Prostitutes Marry in May: Four Plays

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Utp Distribution, 1994 - Drama - 378 pages
Four plays by Dacia Mariani, one of Italy's foremost writers, that present her unabashed views on the relations between women & power, women & men: Mary Stuart, Dialogue Between a Prostitute & Her Client, Dreams of Clytemnestra, Crime at the Tennis

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Contents

Mary Stuart
31
Dialogue Between a Prostitute and Her Client
125
Dreams of Clytemnestra
177
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About the author (1994)

The Florentine Maraini published her first novel, "La Vacanza" (The Holiday), which treats the theme of contemporary female sexuality, in 1962. The next year, she was awarded the Formentor Prize for the novel "L'Era del Malessere" (The Age of Malaise). Later in the decade, she moved almost exclusively to theater, establishing the Teatro di Centocelle in Rome in 1969. Though she resumed prose writing, and also has published numerous collections of poetry, she is best known as one of the most important voices in contemporary Italian theater, a writer, director, and producer. In all of her works, Maraini's protaganists are women, often in conflict with men, who are seeking female solidarity.

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