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Title:
Here to stay : five plays from the Women's Project
Author:
Miles, Julia.
Publication Information:
New York : Applause, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
276 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Frida, the story of Frida Kahlo / Hilary Blecher -- Why we have a body / Claire Chafee -- Dream of a common language / Heather McDonald -- Black / Joyce Carol Oates -- Aye aye aye I'm integrated / Anna Deavere Smith.
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ISBN:
9781557833150
Format :
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Summary

Includes: Why We Have a Body (Claire Chafee) * Black (Joyce Carol Oates) * Aye, Aye, Aye I'm Integrated (Anna DeVeare Smith) * Dream of a Common Language (Heather MacDonald) * Frida: The Story of Frida Kahlo (Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz).


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Booklist Review

The Women's Project was founded in 1978 by director Julia Miles to help female playwrights and directors flourish in a (still) male-dominated field. In its first 12 years, the project produced more than 50 plays, published 4 anthologies, and staged hundreds of readings. Collecting 5 plays by writers associated with the project, Miles provides a sampling of the range and variety of drama by women today, from a touching two-person chamber play (Aye Aye Aye I'm Integrated by Anna Deavere Smith) to the libretto of an epic opera based on the life of painter Frida Kahlo by Magdalia Cruz and Hilary Blecher. Perhaps all the plays will not be to everyone's taste, and those who prefer their drama apolitical will be especially offended by the anthology's staunch feminist stance. The feminism is a strength, not a weakness, though, and an anthology that tries to be all things to all people ultimately appeals to no one in particular. --Jack Helbig