Italian Women's Theatre, 1930-1960 (Book)

An Anthology of Plays

Between 1930 and 1960, popular female dramatists, including Paola Riccora, Anna Bonacci, Clotilde Masci and Gici Ganzini Granata, set the stage for a new generation of feminist theatre and the development of contemporary Italian women's theatre as a whole. Now largely forgotten, the lives and works of these dramatists are reintroduced into the scholarly conversation in Italian Women's Theatre, 1930–1960. Following a general introduction, the book presents a selection of dramatic works, rounded out by commentary, performance histories, critical analyses and biographical information.

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Daniela Cavallaro is a senior lecturer in Italian at the University of Auckland.

 Introduction: Italian women’s playwrights, 1930–1960 

Chapter 1: Paola Riccora 

It Must Have Been Giovannino 

Chapter 2: Anna Bonacci 

The Fantasy Hour 

Chapter 3: Clotilde Masci 

The Excluded 

Chapter 4: Gici Ganzini Granata 

Men Are Always Right

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