American Women Playwrights, 1900-1950

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Yvonne Shafer


American Women Playwrights, 1900-1950

PETER LANG

New York • Washington, D.C./ Baltimore • Boston Bern • Frankfurt am Main • Berlin • Vienna • Paris

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Introduction 1
  • PART ONE 13
  • Rachel Crothers (1876?-1958) 15
  • Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) 36
  • Zoë Akins (1886-1958) 58
  • Edna Ferber (1885-1968) 79
  • Rose Franken (1895-1988) 102
  • Lillian Hellman (1905?-1984) 121
  • Summary 148
  • PART TWO 155
  • Opportunities for African-American Women Playwrights by Ted Shine 157
  • Clare Kummer (1873?-1958) 162
  • Josephine Preston Peabody (1874-1922) 176
  • Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) 190
  • Rida Johnson Young (18757?-1926) 203
  • Zona Gale (1874-1938) 216
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966) 229
  • Alice Gerstenberg (1885-4972) 241
  • Sophie Treadwell (1885?-1970) 255
  • Eulalie Spence (1894-1981) 271
  • Ruth Gordon (1895-1985) 284
  • Lula Vollmer (1898-1955) 296
  • May Miller (1899- ) 309
  • Bella Spewack (1899-1990) 322
  • Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) 334
  • Mary Coyle Chase (1907-1981) 346
  • Fay Kanin (1916- ) 356
  • Summary 370
  • PART THREE 375
  • Martha Morton (1865?-1925) 377
  • Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935) 383
  • Anita Loos (1893?-1981) 388
  • Dorothy Heyward (1890-1961) 395
  • Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) 403
  • Anne Nichols (1891-1966) 409
  • Mae West (1892?-1980) 414
  • Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) 421
  • Marita Bonner (1899-1971) 428
  • Maurine Watkins (1900-1968) 433
  • Cornelia Otis Skinner (1901-1979) 440
  • Elsa Shelley (1905?-1968) 446
  • Carson Mccullers (1917-1967) 451
  • Summary 456
  • Conclusion 459
  • Appendix 465
  • Works Cited 469
  • Index 529
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