War Plays by Women: An International Anthology

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Claire M. Tylee, Elaine Turner, Agnes Cardinal
Psychology Press, 1999 - 225 pages

This anthology consists of ten plays from countries involved in the First World War, including plays from Germany and France never before available in translation.
Representing a range of dramatic forms, from radio play to street-epic, from comic sketch to musical, this anthology includes plays from: Gertrude Stein, Muriel Box, Marion Wentworth Craig, Dorothy Hewett, Berta Lask, Marie Leneru, Wendy Lill, Alice Dunbar Nelson, and Christina Reid. 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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Contents

Vesta Tilley at the Bradford Alhambra May 1918
3
Goodby Goodby original production in New York 1915
5
Marion Craig Wentworth 1872? Introduction
13
Alla Nazimova as Joan Hedwig in the film of War Brides 1916
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Alice DunbarNelson 18751935 Introduction
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American recruitment poster 1917
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Gertrude Stein 18741946 Introduction
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Marie Lenéru 18751918 Introduction
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Muriel Box 190591 Introduction
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British women ambulance drivers Western Front 1918
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Dorothy Hewett 1923 Introduction
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Jack Tuesday and Lily Perkins sitting in front of the war memorial Act II of The Man from Mukinupin
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Wendy Lill 1950 Introduction
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Manitoba Political Equality League 1915 Lillian Beynon Thomas in the back row
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Christina Reid 1942 Introduction
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Banner paraded on Orange Day showing the Ulster regiment at the Battle of the Somme 1916
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Millicent Gower Duchess of Sutherland tending wounded soldiers 1916
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Berta Lask 18781967 Introduction
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Checklist of war plays by women 191539
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