This anthology consists of ten plays from countries involved in the First World War, including plays from Germany and France never before available in translation.
Representing a range of dramatic forms, from radio play to street-epic, from comic sketch to musical, this anthology includes plays from: Gertrude Stein, Muriel Box, Marion Wentworth Craig, Dorothy Hewett, Berta Lask, Marie Leneru, Wendy Lill, Alice Dunbar Nelson, and Christina Reid. Highly successful in their day, these plays demonstrate how women have attempted to use theatre to achieve social change. The collection explores the historical development of theatrical conventions and genres and the historical context of social and gender issues.
'Tyler, with Turner and Cardinal, has admirably addressed the issue of war plays by women in their anthology.' - Women: A Cultural Review
'detailed and fascinating…gives valuable additional context to the plays themselves'-Times Higher Education Supplement
'The contexts and commentaries which Tylee, Turner and Cardinal provide situate these forgotten dramatic texts within radical histories of the theatre and radical histories of women.' - Mary Joannou, Literature and History