A collection of new plays and essays on theatre by an emerging generation of women playwrights. Includes: FAIL/SAFE by AYSHE RAIF '...a most disturbing lament for the way that some family ties become chains from which there will never be escape.' The Guardian THE TAKING OF LIBERTY by CHERYL ROBSON '...the French Revolution: a women's protest...escalates into savage retribution.' What's On CRUX by APRIL DE ANGELIS Four women who follow their own doctrine of pleasure and hedonism in opposition to the stifling dictates of the Church. ITHAKA by NINA RAPI 'Theatrically inventive, often surreal, witty and funny...sensitive charting of a woman's quest for love and freedom.' Bush Theatre COCHON FLAMBAe by EVA LEWIN Explores the sexual politics of waitress-ing in a comic, one-woman play. CUT IT OUT by JAN RUPPE A sharp blend of humour and pathos, tells the story of Laura, a self-lacerator. FORCED OUT by JEAN ABBOTT A lesbian teacher's confrontation with her community's prejudices, unleashed by a newspaper's gay witchhunt...This collection is much used by schools, colleges, women's groups, community and youth theatres.
Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications