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West End Women
Women and the London Stage 1918 - 1962

ISBN 9780415084963
Published December 16, 1996 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Maggie Gale's West End Women uncovers groundbreaking material about women playwrights and the staging of their performances between the years 1918 and 1962.
It documents a dynamic era of social and theatrical history, analysing the transformations that occurred in the theatre and the lives of British women in relation to specific plays of the period. Focusing on the work of playwrights such as Dodie Smith, Clemence Dane, Gordon Daviot and Bridget Boland, Maggie Gale examines the cultural and political context within which they enjoyed commercial success and great notoriety.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Women in Society 1918–1962; Chapter 3 The London Stage 1918–1962; Chapter 4 To Work or Not to Work; Chapter 5 Motherhood and the Family; Chapter 6 Dramatising History; Chapter 7 Spinsters and Widows; Chapter 8 Postscript;

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Maggie B. Gale is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham. She is co-editor of the Women and Theatre Occasional Papers series.