Classic Plays by Women: From 1600 to 2000

Classic Plays by Women: From 1600 to 2000

Paperback Aurora Classic Plays

Edited by Susan Croft, Edited by Cheryl Robson, By (author) Aphra Behn, By (author) Caryl Churchill, By (author) Enid Bagnold, By (author) Cicely Hamilton, By (author) Githa Sowerby, By (author) Susannah Centlivre


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  • Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 206mm x 40mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1906582009
  • ISBN 13: 9781906582005
  • Sales rank: 1,920,112

Product description

Staged in theatres by successive generations and proving relevant to contemporary audiences, the plays demonstrate the wit, theatrical skill and innovation of their creators in exploring timeless topics from marriage, morality and money to class conflict, rage and sexual desire. An essential resource for students, playwrights, colleges, universities and libraries, this collection also provides theatres with the opportunity to programme a range of theatrical classics by women. Plays from: Hroswitha's 'Paphnutius' (extract); Elizabeth Cary's 'The Tragedy of Mariam'(extract); Aphra Behn's 'The Rover'; Susanna Centlivre's 'A Bold Stroke For A Wife'; Joanna Baillie's 'De Montfort'; Githa Sowerby's 'Rutherford and Son'; Enid Bagnold's 'The Chalk Garden'; Caryl Churchill's 'Top Girls' (extract); Marie Jones' 'Stones in his Pockets'.

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Author information

Editor Susan Croft is an academic and writer who has done extensive research and published widely on women playwrights. Her work includes; 'Votes for Women and other plays' (Aurora Metro 2009);'She Also Wrote Plays' (Faber 2001). From 1997 to 2005 she was the Contemporary Curator of The Theatre Museum in London.

Table of contents

Biography; Introduction; Contents; The Plays; Bibliography