Traditional studies of theater have long neglected an overall study of female roles as written by male playwrights. Are the roles blatantly sexist or do they adhere to the cultural norms that even progressive male playwrights cannot ignore? From Georg Buchners Woyzeck to David Hares Plenty, the ten plays studied here have traditionally been seen as extraordinarily innovative and progressive. Despite their seeming openness, each of the plays is affected by the playwrights sexual politics. Laid out is a framework for studying the plays in a feminist context that permits a new reading of the female roles, while still allowing the critic enjoyment of the performance as a whole.
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"a necessary contribution to theater and feminist studies...significant...insightful readings.... The texts in question are central to the canon of modernist drama...an important and timely contribution to drama and theater studies" -- College Literature
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