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 ahead of, yet they can be neglected by means of mainstream theatres. Kearney and Headrick attempt to shift the highlight with Irish girls Dramatists. The performs amassed during this quantity characterize a cross-section of the superb dramatic output of Irish ladies writing within the 20th century. as well as the scripts and biographical introductions, the anthology features a specific, serious, annotated essay addressing the advance of the Irish theatre all through this period of time, and where girls have artistically carved out for themselves in a historically male-dominated theatre and dramatic canon.
One of the few collections of performs through Irish ladies, this quantity contextualizes the political and sociological weather within which those playwrights constructed. As theatre practitioners—actors and directors—as good as students, Kearney and Headrick have committed years of analysis to studying and rediscovering the contributions those ladies have made—and proceed to make—in the Irish and international theatre scenes.
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