War Plays by Women: An International Anthology

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Drama - 225 pages
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This anthology consists of ten plays from countries involved in World War I, including plays from Germany and France never before available in translation. The playwrights reconstruct imagined communities, challenge concepts of national identity, and rewrite history. Representing a range of dramatic forms, from radio play to street-epic, from comic sketch to musical, this anthology includes plays from: Muriel Box; Marion Wentworth Craig; Dorothy Hewitt; Berta Lask; Marie Leneru; Wendy Lill; Alice Dunbar Nelson; Christina Reid; and Gertrude Stein. Highly successful in their day, these plays demonstrate how women have attempted to use theatre to achieve social change. The collection explores the historical development of theatrical conventions and genres and the historical context of social and gender issues.
 

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Yesta Tilley at the Bradford Alhambra May IyI8
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Marion Craig Wentworth l872?l Imroduction
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Alia Nazimova as Joan Hedwigl in the film of War Brides IyI6
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Alice DunbarNelson l875ly35l Imroduction
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Gertrude Stein l874l946l Imroduction
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Marie Leneru l875lyl8l Imroduction
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MilHcem Gower Duchess of Sutherland tending wounded soldiers IyI6
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Muriel Box ly059Il Imroduction lll
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Theatre placard for Lasks play Gas Warfare against Soviet Russia Iy27
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Christina Reid I942 Iutroduction
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I0 Banner paraded on Orange Day showing the Ulster regimem at the Battle of
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Checklist of war plays by women Iyl53y
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