. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1990.
This is the most current publication of feminist critical theory and theory. I found Glenda Dickerson’s paper, The Cult of True Womanhood: Toward a Womanist Attitude in African-American Theater to offer a Cross-cultural discussion of women in theater. I also used Margaret Wikerson’s, A Raisin in the Sun: Anniversary of an American Classic in the writing of this unit.
Daughters of Change: Growing Up Female In America
. Boston: Little, Brown, 1981.
This book begins by questioning the status of adolescent females in America. It goes on to answer the questions it poses by offering us an explanation of what has happened to women since the feminist movement.
Deckard, Barbara Sinclair.
The Women’s Movement
. Harper and Row, 1983.
This textbook offers insight to socioeconomic and psychological issues of the women’s movement. It traces the history of discrimination towards women from the beginnings of recorded history to the present.
Jacobus, Lee A.
The Longman Anthology of American Drama
. New York: Longman Inc, 1982
This collection of 22 plays includes works written as early as 1787. It offers a comprehensive over-view of drama from the beginning days of our nationhood. Lorraine Hansberry’s,
A Raisin in the Sun
can be found in this Anthology.
The Women’s Project
. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1980.
is a collection of seven plays by women.
is included in this anthology. While not all the plays in this book are appropriate for the classroom, they are very colorful portraits of women in relationships.
Womens Work: Five New Plays from the Women’s Project
. New York: Applause Theater Book Publishers, 1989.
This collection of new plays voices the efforts of women to take their place in the world of theater. Although the plays tell different stories, they have a common interest: that of the personal voice in the midst of large public issues. The play
is found in this collection.