Women Pulitzer Playwrights: Biographical Profiles and Analyses of the Plays

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McFarland, 22. 10. 2004 - Počet stran: 347
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In the first century of the coveted Pulitzer Prizes, only 11 women have won the prize for drama: Zona Gale (1921), Susan Glaspell (1931), Zoe Akins (1935), Mary Coyle Chase (1945), Ketti Frings (1958), Beth Henley (1981), Marsha Norma (1983), Wendy Wasserstein (1989), Paula Vogel (1998), Margaret Edson (1999), and Suzan-Lori Parks (2002). This book is about them and their landmark plays, beginning with Gale's Miss Lulu Bett, which championed the unmarried woman forced to work in the home of a married relative, and closing with Parks' controversial Topdog/Underdog, which made her the first black woman to win the prize. Drawn from personal interviews with the playwrights and research from archives and unpublished material, this work shows how the stage art of women has reflected life in the American family and traces a strong thread of feminist history in our culture. Overview chapters set the stage for each playwright and play with sketches of the time period, highlighting the major points of women's experiences in culture, society and the family. Other chapters analyze each play in detail and discuss the playwright's life and opinions. The book also includes a quick history of the Pulitzer Prize and a chapter honoring black female playwrights.
 

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A Brief Retrospect on Women Theatre and Prizes
1
Prologue Family TiesA Troublesome Knot?
13
Family Lies and the Unwed Woman Gale Glaspell and Akins
17
Domestic Wars Chase and Frings
83
Whose Woman Is She? Henley Norman and Wasserstein
127
Lessons Driven Home Vogel and Edson
207
History in the Staging? SuzanLori Parks and the Sisterhood of Black Playwrights
249
Parting Thoughts on Family Flux and Cultural Flummery
291
Chapter Notes
297
Selected Bibliography
319
Index
331
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Carolyn Casey Craig taught theatre and women's studies at Loyola University in Chicago and is a member of the Actors' Equity. She now lives in Portland, Oregon.

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