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Shakespeare's Women: A Playscript for Performance and Analysis
by Libby Appel and Michael Flachmann
Southern Illinois University Press, 1986
eISBN: 978-0-8093-8619-2 | Paper: 978-0-8093-1241-2
Library of Congress Classification PR2774.A2 1986
Dewey Decimal Classification 822.33


Serves both as a script for performance and as a text for high school and college theater and English classes.

This self-contained script brings together different scenes from Shake­speare’s plays to portray women “in all their infinite variety.” Two narrators, a man and a woman, introduce and com­ment on these scenes, weaving together the different characters and situations.

This book combines literary and theat­rical techniques in examining Shake­speare’s women. Its promptbook format provides clear, helpful stage directions on pages facing each of the scenes. Also help­ful are concise glosses and footnotes to define difficult words and phrases plus a commentary to explain each scene in its dramatic context.

Other features include sheet music for each song in the play, a bibliography on the topic of women in Shakespeare’s plays, and suggestions for directors who wish to stage the play.

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