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American Women Playwrights (July 2022): Works Cited

By Martha Schmoyer LoMonaco

Works Cited

Acting Out: Feminist Performances, ed. by Lynda Hart and Peggy Phelan. Michigan, 1993 (CH, Jan’94, 31-2575).

African American Women Playwrights: A Research Guide, ed. by Christy Gavin. Garland, 1999 (CH, Jan’00, 37-2479).

Allen, Carol. Peculiar Passages: Black Women Playwrights, 1875 to 2000. Peter Lang, 2005.

American Women Playwrights 1964-1989: A Research Guide and Annotated Bibliography, ed. by Christy Gavin. Garland, 1993.

Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays before 1950, ed. by Kathy A. Perkins. Indiana, 1989.

Black Women Playwrights: Visions on the American Stage, ed. by Carol Marsh-Lockett. Garland, 1999.

Brown, Janet. Taking Center Stage: Feminism in Contemporary U.S. Drama. Scarecrow Press, 1991.

Burke, Sally. American Feminist Playwrights: A Critical History. Twayne, 1996 (CH, Apr’98, 35-4329).

But Still, like Air, I’ll Rise: New Asian American Plays, ed. by Velina Hasu Houston. Temple, 1997 (CH, Dec’97, 35-1962).

The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights, ed. by Brenda Murphy. Cambridge, 1999.

Canning, Charlotte. Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.: Staging Women’s Experience. Routledge, 1996 (CH, Sep’96, 34-0216).

A Century of Plays by American Women, ed. by Rachel France. Richards Rosen Press, 1979.

A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama, ed. by David Krasner. Blackwell, 2005 (CH, Sep’05, 43-0160).

Contemporary African American Women Playwrights: A Casebook, ed. by Philip C. Kolin. Routledge, 2007 (CH, Jul’08, 45-6014).

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology, ed. by Kathy A. Perkins and Roberta Uno. Routledge, 1996 (CH, Sep’96, 34-0136).

Contemporary Women Playwrights: Into the Twenty-First Century, ed. by Penny Farfan and Lesley Ferris. Palgrave, 2013.

Coven, Brenda. American Women Dramatists of the Twentieth Century: A Bibliography. Scarecrow, 1982 (CH, Feb’83).

Dolan, Jill. The Feminist Spectator as Critic. Michigan, 1991.

Engle, Sherry D. New Woman Dramatists in America, 1890-1920. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Female Playwrights of the Nineteenth Century, ed. by Adrienne Scullion. Everyman (J. M. Dent), 1996.

Flexner, Eleanor. American Drama, 1918-1938: The Theatre Retreats from Reality. Books for Libraries Press, 1938; rpt. 1969.

Forsgren, La Donna. Sistuhs in the Struggle: An Oral History of Black Arts Movement Theater and Performance. Northwestern, 2020 (CH, Jul’21, 58-3142).

García-Romero, Anne. The Fornes Frame: Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. Arizona, 2016 (CH, Oct’16, 54-0551).​

Gould, Jean. Modern American Playwrights. Dodd, Mead, 1966.

Interviews with Contemporary Women Playwrights, ed. by Kathleen Betsko and Rachel Koenig. Beech Tree Books, 1987.

Johann, Susan. Focus on Playwrights: Portraits and Interviews. South Carolina, 2016.

Keepers of the Morning Star: An Anthology of Native Women’s Theater, ed. by Jaye T. Darby and Stephanie Fitzgerald. UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2003 (CH, Apr’04, 41-4500).

Keyssar, Helene. Feminist Theatre: An Introduction to Plays of Contemporary British and American Women. St. Martin’s, 1984.

Krasner, David. A Beautiful Pageant: African American Theatre Drama and Performance in the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1927. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 (CH, Mar’03, 40-3792).

____. Resistance, Parody, and Double Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895-1910. St. Martin’s Press, 1997 (CH, Jul’99, 36-6215).

Making a Spectacle: Feminist Essays on Contemporary Women’s Theatre, ed. by Lynda Hart. Michigan, 1989 (CH, Sep’89, 27-0241).

Modern American Drama: The Female Canon, ed. by June Schlueter. Fairleigh Dickinson, 1990.

Notable Women in the American Theatre: A Biographical Dictionary, ed. by Alice M. Robinson, Vera Mowry Roberts, and Milly S. Barranger. Greenwood, 1989 (CH, May›90, 27-4912).

Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre and Performance, ed. by Caridad Svich and María Teresa Marrero. Theatre Communications Group, 2000 (CH, Jan’01, 38-2668).

Plays by American Women: 1900-1930, ed. by Judith Barlow. Applause, 1985.

Plays by American Women: 1930-1960, ed. by Judith Barlow. Applause, 2001.

Plays by Early American Women, 1775-1850, ed. by Amelia Howe Kritzer. Michigan, 1995.

The Playwright’s Muse, ed. by Joan Herrington. Routledge, 2002.

The Politics of Life: Four Plays by Asian American Women, ed. by Velina Hasu Houston. Temple, 1993

Purcell, Carey. From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.

Roudané, Matthew C. American Drama since 1960: A Critical History. Twayne, 1996.

Schroeder, Patricia R. The Feminist Possibilities of Dramatic Realism. Farleigh Dickinson, 1996 (CH, Jan’97, 34-2642).

Seventh Generation: An Anthology of Native American Plays, ed. by Mimi Gisolfi D’Aponte. Theatre Communications Group, 1999.

Shafer, Yvonne. American Women Playwrights 1900-1950. Peter Lang, 1995 (CH, Jun’96, 33-5597).

Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in Literary History and Criticism, ed. by Robert McDonald and Linda Rohrer Paige. Alabama, 2002 (CH, Nov’02, 40-1406).

Staging Desire: Queer Readings of American Theater History, ed. by Kim Marra and Robert A. Schanke. Michigan, 2002 (CH, Apr’03, 40-4527).

Wines in the Wilderness: Plays by African American Women from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present, ed. by Elizabeth Brown-Guillory. Praeger, 1990 (CH, Feb’91, 28-3191).

Women Who Write Plays: Interviews with American Dramatists, ed. by Alexis Greene. Smith and Kraus, 2001.

Women in American Theatre, ed. by Helen Krich Chinoy and Linda Walsh Jenkins. Crown, 1981; rev. expanded 3rd ed., Theatre Communications Group, 2006.

Women on the Verge: 7 Avant Garde Plays, ed. by Rosette C. Lamont. Applause, 1993 (CH, Apr’94, 31-4248).

Women Writers of the Provincetown Players: A Collection of Short Works, ed. by Judith Barlow. SUNY, 2009.

Women Writing Plays: Three Decades of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, ed. by Alexis Greene. Texas, 2006.

Young, Patricia A. African American Women Playwrights Confront Violence: A Critical Study of Nine Dramatists. McFarland, 2012.