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Bryony Lavery

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...A champion of gay and lesbian theatre, Bryony Lavery has swum against the mainstream with verve, nerve and success since the beginning of her career in the early seventies. A wizard of humour and theatricality, she has produced a vast array...

A Taste of Honey GCSE Student Guide

Kate Whittaker

Kate Whittaker is a former English and Drama teacher who has worked in a variety of UK secondary schools. She is Lecturer in Drama at Birmingham City University, specialising in post-war British and North American theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

Short Guides and Biography

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...Written specifically for GCSE students by academics and specialists in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place...

1903–7: The New Woman experiments and the genealogy of the ‘Scala masque’

Katharine Cockin

Katharine Cockin is Professor of English at the University of Hull, UK. She has published widely on women’s suffrage literature and on the lives and work of Ellen Terry and her daughter, Edith Craig. She is editor of the eight-volume Collected Letters of Ellen Terry (2010-2017) and author of several books on Edith Craig and women’s suffrage literature, including the first biography of Craig (1998), Women and the Theatre in the Age of Suffrage (2001) and two volumes of women’s suffrage literature (2007) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Edith Craig and The Theatres of Art

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...In the early twentieth century there was, as Roger Savage (2014) has noted, something of an English revival of interest in the masque. Three hundred years earlier, this spectacular dramatic form incorporating dance and music would introduce...

Sarah Daniels

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Brilliantly and savagely funny, Sarah Daniels’s work has achieved major popular success whenever it has been produced, despite a seemingly endless barrage of vitriolic attacks from theatre critics. ‘I feel ill-at-ease in her universe...

Tanika Gupta

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Tanika Gupta is a bilingual British Bengali and it is this fusion of cultures and languages which gives her plays, though written in English, their unique and stunning, lyrical quality. She started writing plays in 1991 and although she has...

Jenny McLeod

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Jenny McLeod, as she says herself, simply loves writing, and, fuelled by her passion, she has produced a significant amount of work in different media over the last ten years. She began writing plays in the middle of her A-levels when she...

Sarah Kane

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...After completing an MA in Playwriting at Birmingham University, which she says, on reflection, nearly destroyed her as a writer, Sarah Kane exploded onto the London theatre scene in the spring of 1995 with her controversial first play...

Sharman Macdonald

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Sharman Macdonald was born in Glasgow in 1951 and graduated from Edinburgh University. She started work as an actress but turned to full-time playwriting after her first play When I Was A Girl, I Used To Scream And Shout, which premiered...

Naomi Wallace

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Naomi Wallace is a Kentucky-born poet and playwright whose work has been predominantly staged in Britain, where her rise to recognition and main-stage production has been meteoric. Her first play, The War Boys, was presented...

April de Angelis

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...April de Angelis’s highly original plays have explored a range of controversial issues, from pornography and censorship in The Life and Times of Fanny Hill, to a woman’s tyranny and abuse of power in Ironmistress. Ardently socialist...