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Rage And Reason

edited by Heidi Stephenson

DOI: 10.5040/9781408162804

ISBN: 9780413716002

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Women playwrights speak about their art and the theatre in this collection of interviews about a key decade of British drama.

Twenty leading contemporary dramatists discuss their work from the perspective of being both writers and women. Each talks about the state of the theatre now, the craft of playwrighting, and the pressures of working within a male dominated environment. The book also features Sarah Kane's very last public interview. 'What I think is so exciting about the response to a number of the plays written by women in the last ten years is that they are popular with audiences - because they've got this quality, this energy and this culture that hasn't been seen much on stage before: a humour, sexiness and wit that's been missing' - Charlotte Keatley