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A collection of previously unpublished new and recent works by US women playwrights of colour. Features biographical notes on each writer and the production history of each play - a unique resource for practitioners and students.

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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology by Roberta Uno

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman, as well as many exciting newcomers.
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is the first anthology to display such an abundance of talent from such a wide range of today's women playwrights. The plays tackle a variety of topics - from the playful to the painful - and represent numerous different approaches to playmaking.
The volume also includes:
* an invaluable appendix of published plays by women of color
* biographical notes on each writer
* the production history of each play
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a unique resource for practitioners, students and lovers of theatre, and an inspiring addition to any bookshelf.

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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color Reviews


This is the first anthology devoted to a cross-section of ethnic women playwrights: it provides many diverse voices and theatrical approaches and proves both intellectually and culturally satisfying.

About Roberta Uno


Kathy Perkins is a lighting designer and Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), where she heads the lighting design program. She is the editor of Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays Before 1950. Roberta Uno is the Artistic Director of the New World Theater and a lecturer in the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is the editor of Unbroken Thread: An Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments, Introduction, 1. The Queen's Garden Brenda Wong Aoki 2. Re/membering Aunt Jemina: A Menstrual Show Glenda Dickerson and Breena Clark 3. Flyin' West Pearl Clage 4. 1992: Blood Speaks Elvira and Hortensia Colorado 5. Come Down Burnin' Kia Corthron 6. The Have-Little Migdalia Cruz 7. Till Voices Wake Us Louella Dizon 8. How Else Am I Supposed to Know I'm Still Alive Evelina Fernandez 9. Weejob Diane Glancy 10. Excerpts from Memory Tricks, Marga Gomez is Pretty Witty and Gay, and A Line Around the Block Marga Gomez 11. Inter-Tribal Terry Gomez 12. Combination Skin Lisa Jones 13. Heroes and Saints Cherrie Moraga 14. My Ancestor's House Bina Sharif 15. Excerpts from Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 Anna Deavere Smith 16. R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman) Diana Son 17. Sun Moon and Feather Spiderwoman Theater 18. Chian Doll Elizabeth Wong Appendix, Published plays by American women of color

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GOR005988652
Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology by Roberta Uno
Roberta Uno
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1996-01-11
334
0415113784
9780415113786
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