Italian Women’s Theatre, 1930-1960

An Anthology of Plays

Translations and Critical Introductions by Daniela Cavallaro

Italian Women’s Theatre, 1930-1960

Translations and Critical Introductions by Daniela Cavallaro

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

392 pages | 25 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781841505558 Published March 2012 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Between 1930 and 1960, popular female dramatists, including Paola Riccora, Anna Bonacci, Clotilde Masci, and Gici Ganzini Granata, set the stage for a new generation of feminist theatre and the development of contemporary Italian women’s theatre as a whole. Now largely forgotten, the lives and works of these dramatists are reintroduced into the scholarly conversation in Italian Women’s Theatre, 1930–1960. Following a general introduction, the book presents a selection of dramatic works, rounded out by commentary, performance histories, critical analyses, and biographical information.  
Contents
Acknowledgements

Introduction: Italian women playwrights, 1930–1960
Chapter 1: Paola Riccora
    It Must Have Been Giovannino —A comedy in three acts
Chapter 2: Anna Bonacci
    The Fantasy Hour —A comedy in three acts
Chapter 3: Clotilde Masci
    The Excluded —A drama in three acts
Chapter 4: Gici Ganzini Granata
    Men Are Always Right —A farce in one act and two parts 

Works cited
Appendix
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