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Italian women’s theatre, 1930–1960
An anthology of plays
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ISBN 9781841505558
Paperback 393 pages
Published December 2011
Imprint: Intellect
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Between 1930 and 1960, popular female dramatists Paola Riccora, Anna Bonacci, Clotilde Masci and Gici Ganzini Granata set the stage for a new generation of Italian women playwrights and the development of feminist theatre. 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.  


Translations include It must have been Giovannino, The fantasy hour, The excluded and Men are always right.



Click here to download the full review in Quaderni d'Italianistica: Vol 33, No 1 (2012).

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Chapter titles
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
'This is a groundbreaking, fascinating book and will undoubtedly encourage more in-depth studies of these authors, their works, and Italian women's theater in general.' – Laura A. Salsini in Quaderni d'Italianistica: Vol 33, No 1 (2012).

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