In this new edition of Women in American Theatre, the first full scale revision since 1987, the editors have collected a series of interviews and essays that address the contributions of women to theatre, the recurring patterns of their participation and the problems as well as successes they have encountered in developing their careers. Newly revised and expanded, this unique resource challenges preconceptions by exploring and celebrating the heritage of women in American theatre. This volume covers the complete spectrum of women's contributions to the field, beginning with a chapter on such female rites as beauty pageants and native American performance. Other sections cover such topics as actresses, playwrights, nontraditional women's careers and feminist theatres. A new section entitled "Shattering the Glass Proscenium," assembled for this edition, looks at the women working in the field now, whose contributions continue to define the cutting edge of theatre today.Contributors include:Martha Boesing Anne Bogart Jill Dolan Elin Diamond Cherrie Moraga Pearl Cleage Marjorie Kellog Paula Vogel Kristin Linklater Tina Packer Alisa Solomon Deb Margolin Eve Ensler Robbie McCauley Julia Miles Glenda Dickerson Sydne Mahone Roberta Sklar Megan Terry Barbara Ann Teer Wendy Wasserstein Maria Irene Fornes Suzan-Lori Parks Margaret Edson Lois Weaver and others.Chinoy, Helen Krich is the author of 'Women in American Theatre' with ISBN 9781559361804 and ISBN 1559361808.