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Playing For TimeStories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Playing For Time: Stories of Lost Children, Ghosts and the Endangered Present in Contemporary Theatre

Geraldine Cousin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061974
eISBN:
9781781700976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061974.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book explores connections between theatre time, the historical moment, and fictional time. It argues that a crucial characteristic of contemporary British theatre is its preoccupation with ... More

Re-Visioning MythModern and Contemporary Drama by Women

Re-Visioning Myth: Modern and Contemporary Drama by Women

Frances Babbage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067525
eISBN:
9781781701782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067525.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book examines the diverse ways in which classical myth narratives have been reworked by women playwrights for the European stage. An in-depth assessment of ‘re-vision’ as a phenomenon in women's ... More

Stage rights!The Actresses' Franchise League, activism and politics 1908-58

Stage rights!: The Actresses' Franchise League, activism and politics 1908-58

Naomi Paxton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526114785
eISBN:
9781526139054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book provides the first detailed account of the work of the Actresses' Franchise League, taking the story of the organisation further than ever before. Formulated as a historiographically ... More

Treading the BawdsActresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Gilli Bush-Bailey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book challenges the traditional boundaries that have separated the histories of the first actresses and the early female playwright, bringing the approaches of new histories and historiography ... More

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