April 2014 Academic & Specialist Nick Hern

100 Plays for Women edited by Lucy Kerbel

100 Plays for Women
edited by Lucy Kerbel

In this important, landmark survey, director and writer Lucy Kerbel dispels the myth that ‘there aren’t any good plays for women’. Governed by the criteria that the plays included feature entirely or predominantly female casts, and that the female characters take an equal or decisive role in driving the on-stage action, the result is a personal but wide-ranging reappraisal of the theatrical canon, a snapshot of the very best writing that has female protagonists at its heart. 100 Great Plays for Women is an essential resource for all directors and producers looking for plays to stage, writers seeking inspiration and actors trying to track down a new audition piece.