The six playwrights discussed in this volume are Carol Bolt, Erica Ritter, Sharon Pollack, Margaret Hollingsworth, Anne Chislett, and Judith Thompson.
About the author
Cynthia Zimmerman has been a highly regarded commentator on Canadian playwriting and on the voice of women on the Canadian stage for her whole career at Glendon College, York University, where she is a professor in the English department. Previously book review editor of the international journal Modern Drama and a member of its advisory board, Zimmerman has authored or co-authored a number of books, including Playwriting Women: Female Voices in English Canada. She has produced many articles, chapters, and public papers. She also edited the successful anthology, Taking the Stage, for Playwrights Canada Press.
[Playwriting Women] makes an easily accessible and much needed tool for teaching and learning about women in English-Canadian theatre.
Essays in Theatre
Zimmermans research into playtexts,and sometimes into the conditions under which they are written is quite thorough, and her interpretations of the individual plays are often illuminating.