American Women Playwrights, 1900-1930: A Checklist


Gleaned from hundreds of library collections and out-of-print anthologies, this checklist reveals over 12,000 plays by perhaps 2,000 American women, some well known, like Zora Neale Hurston and Susan Glaspell, others unremembered. Included are dramas and comedies, musicals, farces, monologues and dialogues, pageants and masques. In addition to adult drama, there are numerous plays written for children and for holiday celebrations and church and community events. The type of dramatic presentation and number of acts is indicated, as is production and publication information as available, and, in almost all cases, at least one library or anthology source.