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Seven Plays by Women


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1. Introduction Cheryl Robson 2. Looking Through, Looking Beyond Sian Evans 3. Zofia Kalinska and the Demonic Woman: work in progress Betty Caplan 4. The Next Stage: devaluation, revaluation and after Diane Speakman 5. The Salon at Paines Plough Anna Furse and April de Angelis 6. Speaking in Tongues but in whose language? Nina Rapi 7. Director Training for Women Anna Birch 8. The Status of Women in Theatre Caroline Gardiner The Plays 1. Cochon Flambe Eva Lewin 2. Crux April de Angelis 3. Cut it Out Jan Ruppe 4. Ithaka Nina Rapi 5. Forced Out Jean Abbott 6. Fail/safe Ayshe Raif 7. The Taking of Liberty Cheryl Robson

About the Author

Cheryl Robson was born in Sydney, Australia to British parents. Cheryl attended Bristol University in England before joining the BBC where she was involved in film and TV production for several years. see: www.cherylrobson.net > As a playwright, she won the Croydon Warehouse International Festival for her play 'The Taking of Liberty' and had several stage plays produced in London. She went on to establish a theatre company and introduced the work of Dacia Maraini, Nawal el Saadawi and Marina Carr to British stages. > She set up Aurora Metro Press and has published around 200 international writers, inaugurating the Virginia Prize For Fiction in 2009, a biennial competition for women novelists. > With colleague, Rebecca Gillieron, they established Supernova Books to publish non-fiction books on culture. Her book 'Celluloid Ceiling; women directors breaking through' won the Maverick Award and her book 'Silent Women; pioneers of cinema' was voted Best Book on Silent Film 2016. As an editor she has edited over 50 books and co-translated 'David's Story' by Stig Dalager and 'The Scream' by Laurent Graff. > As a filmmaker she has produced and directed a number of short films including the arts documentaries 'Jo Brocklehurst' and 'Rock n Roll Island', which has won 4 awards in USA and was recently nominated at Raindance Film Festival, London.


"A testimony to the work and debate going on among women, an inspiring document." Whats On

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