Mythic Women & Real Women

Mythic Women & Real Women $24.99

Lizbeth Goodman - ed

Published by Faber & Faber

This wide-ranging international collection of plays and performance pieces by women includes work by Caryl Churchill, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Sarah Daniels, Jackie Kay, Jamaica Kincaid and Elaine Feinstein

Lizbeth Goodman, Lecturer in Literature at the Open University, has carefully selected the pieces around the notion of 'real' and 'mythic' women and her comprehesive intrdouction illustrates the diversity of form and content in the work, explores the relationship between gender and power, and considers ways in which women are looked at and look at themselves both in writing and in performance

Mythic Women/Real Women provides a wealth of performance pieces for women as well as being a provocative and fascinating primer for women's studies and theatre studies courses

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