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by Robert L McDonald,Linda Rohrer Paige

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Robert L McDonald,Linda Rohrer Paige
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University of Alabama Press; 2nd ed. edition (June 26, 2002)
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Linda Rohrer Paige is Associate Professor of English at Georgia Southern University.

Linda Rohrer Paige is Associate Professor of English at Georgia Southern University. Linda Rohrer Paige is Associate Professor of English at Georgia Southern University.

Milly Barranger, author of Southern Playwrights:A Perspective on Women Writers.

Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in History and Criticism

Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in History and Criticism.

By Robert L. McDonald, Linda Rohrer Paige. They apparently represent the extent to which critics and historians, with few exceptions, have acknowledged the achievements of Southern women playwrights. Of course, we knew other voices existed. Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in Literary History and Criticism. By Robert L.

Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in History and Criticism. This book begins by recovering little-known or unknown episodes in the history of southern drama and by examining the ways plays assumed importance in the lives of southern women in the early 20th century. It concludes with a look at one of the most vibrant, diverse theatre scenes outside New York today-Atlanta.

Their call for critical awareness is answered by the 15 essays they include in Southern Women Playwrights, considerations of the creative work of universally acclaimed playwrights such as Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, and Lillian Hellman (the so-called "Trinity") in addition to that of less-studied playwrights, including Zora Neale Hurston, Carson McCullers, Alice Childress, Naomi Wallace, Amparo Garcia, Paula Vogel

Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002.

Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002. Interprets plays by Beth Henley and Rebecca Gilman as representative examples of new paths being taken by contemporary Southern female playwrights in the arena of comedy. Hull, Gloria . and Barbara Smith. Introduction: The Politics of Black Women's Studies.

This timely collection addresses the neglected state of scholarship on southern women dramatists by bringing together the latest criticism on some of the most important playwrights of the 20th century.Coeditors Robert McDonald and Linda Rohrer Paige attribute the neglect of southern women playwrights in scholarly criticism to deep historical prejudices against drama itself and against women artists in general, especially in the South. Their call for critical awareness is answered by the 15 essays they include in Southern Women Playwrights, considerations of the creative work of universally acclaimed playwrights such as Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, and Lillian Hellman (the so-called Trinity) in addition to that of less-studied playwrights, including Zora Neale Hurston, Carson McCullers, Alice Childress, Naomi Wallace, Amparo Garcia, Paula Vogel, and Regina Porter. This collection springs from a series of associated questions regarding the literary and theatrical heritage of the southern woman playwright, the unique ways in which southern women have approached the conventional modes of comedy and tragedy, and the ways in which the South, its types and stereotypes, its peculiarities, its traditions-both literary and cultural-figure in these women's plays. Especially relevant to these questions are essays on Lillian Hellman, who resisted the label southern writer, and Carson McCullers, who never attempted to ignore her southernness. This book begins by recovering little-known or unknown episodes in the history of southern drama and by examining the ways plays assumed importance in the lives of southern women in the early 20th century. It concludes with a look at one of the most vibrant, diverse theatre scenes outside New York today-Atlanta. Robert L. McDonald is Associate Professor of English at Virginia Military Institute and editor of The Critical Response to Erskine Caldwell. Linda Rohrer Paige is Associate Professor of English at Georgia Southern University. Robert L. McDonald is Associate Professor of English at Virginia Military Institue and editor of The Critical Response to Erskine Caldwell. Linda Rohrer Paige is Associate Professor of English at Georgia Southern University.

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