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100 Great Plays for Women by Lucy Kerbel
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100 Great Plays for Women

by Lucy Kerbel

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A very good resource for people interested in plays containing strong women roles. This work sets out to defeat the common excuse for the lack of women on stage - in short, that there are a paucity of good women's roles. She succeeds. This work lays out 100 plus plays with strong female casts, most of which I have never seen nor heard of, a major feat when one is as dedicated a theatre-goer as I am. The choice not to include more women characters may be unconscious, but with this book on their shelves, producers never need to neglect the female voice again. Now there is now excuse. ( )
  Devil_llama | Aug 27, 2014 |
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Lucy Kerbel's '100 great plays for women' is a guide to a hundred plays that put female performers centre stage, dispelling the myth that 'there aren't any good plays for women'. Women buy the majority of theatre tickets, make up half the acting profession and are often the largest cohort of any youth theatre or drama club. And yet they have traditionally been underrepresented on stage. 100 Great Plays for Women seeks to address this gap by celebrating plays that put female performers centre stage.… (more)

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