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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