By Eileen Kearney,Charlotte Headrick
Irish ladies dramatists have lengthy confronted an uphill problem in getting the popularity and viewers in their male opposite numbers. There are extra woman playwrights now than ever prior to, yet they can be overlooked by way of mainstream theatres. Kearney and Headrick attempt to shift the highlight with Irish girls Dramatists. The performs gathered during this quantity characterize a cross-section of the superb dramatic output of Irish girls writing within the 20th century. as well as the scripts and biographical introductions, the anthology encompasses a specific, severe, annotated essay addressing the advance of the Irish theatre all through this period of time, and where ladies have artistically carved out for themselves in a historically male-dominated theatre and dramatic canon.
One of the few collections of performs by means of Irish girls, this quantity contextualizes the political and sociological weather during which those playwrights constructed. As theatre practitioners—actors and directors—as good as students, Kearney and Headrick have committed years of study to gaining knowledge of and rediscovering the contributions those ladies have made—and proceed to make—in the Irish and international theatre scenes.
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Irish Women Dramatists: 1908-2001 (Irish Studies) by Eileen Kearney,Charlotte Headrick