WOMEN WRITING PLAYS: THREE DECADES OF THE SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE

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WOMEN WRITING PLAYS: THREE DECADES OF THE SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE

This enlightening collection of essays, memoir, and conversations traces the growth of women's work in the English-speaking theater from the 1960s to the present.

The book also celebrates an award which, since 1978, has been recognizing and encouraging women writing for theater around the world.

Students and all lovers of theater will find an inspiring Introduction by playwright Marsha Norman; British critic Michael Billington's interview with playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker; a conversation about comedy in the theater with Wendy Wasserstein, Christopher Durang, Sarah Ruhl and Gina Gionfriddo -- as well as memoirs by playwrights from Africa to Australia.