Best Dramas & Plays by Women Books
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1. The Complete Works of Jane Austen: (In One Volume) Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady … Sandition, and the Complete Juvenilia
Author: by Jane Austen
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This book contains the complete novels of Jane Austen in the chronological order of their original publication. Lady Susan- Sense and Sensibility- Pride and Prejudice- Mansfield Park- Emma- Persuasion- Northanger Abbey- The Watsons- Sanditon
2. Freckled: A Memoir of Growing up Wild in Hawaii (Memoir Series)
Author: by TW Neal
For fans of The Glass Castle and Educated, comes mystery author Toby Neal’s personal story of surviving a wild childhood in paradise. We never call it homeless. We’re just “camping” in the jungle on Kauai… We live in a place everyone calls paradise.
Sure, Kauai’s beautiful, with empty beaches, drip-castle mountains, and perfect surf… But we’ve been “camping” for six months, eating boiled chicken feed for breakfast, and wearing camouflage clothes so no one sees us trespassing in our jungle hideout. The cockroachesleave rainbow colors all over everything from eating the crayons we left outside the tent, and now a tractor is coming to scrape our camp into the river.
Standing in front of the tent in my nightgown, clinging to my sister as we face the tractor, I know my own truth: I just want to be normal. But Mom and Pop are addicted. Addicted to Kauai’s beauty, to drugs, to surfing, to living a life according to their own rules out from under their high-achieving parents’ judgmental eyes.
3. Fleabag: The Scriptures
Author: by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Go deeper into the groundbreaking, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning series with this must-have collectiona completist’s dream of a book, including the show’s full scripts and Waller-Bridge’s commentary (Vogue). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY EVENING STANDARDHer coat falls open.
She only has her bra on underneath. She pulls out the little sculpture of the woman with no arms.It sits on her lap.Two women.One real.One not. Both with their innate femininity out. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s critically acclaimed, utterly unique series Fleabag took the world by storm with its piercing dialogue, ruthlessly dry wit, and deeply human drama.
In Fleabag: The Scriptures, Waller-Bridge brings together for the first time the filming scripts of the first and second seasons, complete with the original stage directions as well as exclusive commentary on her creative process and the making of the series.
Now recognized as one of today’s most essential voices, she delivers powerful insights into her now-iconic protagonist: the hilarious, emotionally damaged, sexually unapologetic woman who can make viewers laugh, cry, and cringe in a single scene. Essential for any fan, Fleabag: The Scriptures is the ultimate companion to a landmark series.
4. Persuasion: A Jane Austen's Classic Novel (200th Anniversary Collection Edition)
Author: by Jane Austen
You pierce my soul.I am half agony, half hope… I have loved none but you. Jane Austen, PersuasionPersuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death.
Persuasion has been the subject of several adaptations, including four made-for-television adaptation, theatre productions, radio broadcasts, and other literary works. The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of twenty-seven years, whose family moves to lower their expenses and reduce their debt by renting their home to an Admiral and his wife.
The wife’s brother, Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth, was engaged to Anne in 1806, but the engagement was broken when Anne was “persuaded” by her friends and family to end their relationship. Anne and Captain Wentworth, both single and unattached, meet again after a seven-year separation, setting the scene for many humorous encounters as well as a second, well-considered chance at love and marriage for Anne in her second “bloom”.The novel was well-received in the early 19th century, but its greater fame came later in the century and continued into the 20th and 21st centuries.
5. Little Women
Author: by Louisa May Alcott
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Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there’s tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there’s Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters.
Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers. A wonderful story… As a child, I strongly identified with Jo because she is a writer.
Jacqueline WilsonThe American female myth. Madelon BedellIt is an essential American novel, perhaps the essential American novel for girls Girls come to it on their own. Jane SmileyIn Little Women, Alcott anticipated realism by twenty or thirty years.G.K.Chesterton
6. A Raisin in the Sun
Author: by Lorraine Hansberry
“Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen on the stage,” observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black Americaand changed American theater forever.
The play’s title comes from a line in Langston Hughes’s poem “Harlem,” which warns that a dream deferred might “dry up/like a raisin in the sun.””The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun,” said The New York Times.
“It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic.” This Modern Library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry’s landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.
7. The Flick (TCG Edition)
Author: by Annie Baker
Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for DramaFunny, heartbreaking, sly and unblinkingThe Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity and profound uniqueness of theater. Jesse Green, New YorkHilarious and ineffably touchingMs. Baker’s peerless aptitude for exploring how people grope their way toward a sense of equanimity, even as they learn to accept disappointment, is among the things that make her such a gifted writerThis lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness.
Charles Isherwood, New York TimesThis hypnotic, heartbreaking micro-epic about movies and moving on is irreducibly theatrical. David Cote, TimeOut New YorkIn a rundown movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees sweep up popcorn in the empty aisles and tend to one of the last thirty-five-millimeter projectors in the state.
With keen insight and a ceaseless attention to detail, The Flick pays tribute to the power of movies and paints a heartbreaking portrait of three characters and their working lives. A critical hit when it premiered Off-Broadway, this comedy, by one of the country’s most produced and highly regarded young playwrights, was awarded the coveted 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Obie Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
8. Sweat (TCG Edition)
Author: by Lynn Nottage
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Nominee for 3 Tony Awards including Best Play Lynn Nottage’s best work. She offers a powerful critique of the American attitude toward class, and how it affects the decisions we make. Sweat has fraternity at its heart, but also the violence, and the suspicion that can result from class aspirations.
Hilton Als, New Yorker Lynn Nottage has written one of her most exquisitely devastating tragedies to date. In one of the poorest cities in America, Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of down-and-out factory workers struggle to keep their present lives in balance, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near future.
Based on Nottage’s extensive research and interviews with residents of Reading, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline. Lynn Nottage is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards for Drama for Sweat and Ruined.
She is the first woman playwright to be honored twice. Her other plays include Intimate Apparel; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; and Las Meninas.
Author: by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Dazzling and ruthlessOne of the most exquisitely and systematically arranged ambushes of an unsuspecting audience in yearsA glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, roil and shake us wide awake.
Ben Brantley, New York Times Grandma’s birthday approaches. Beverly is organizing the perfect dinner, but everything seems doomed from the start: the silverware is all wrong, the carrots need chopping and the radio is on the fritz. What at first appears to be a family comedy takes a sharp, sly turn into a startling examination of deep-seated paradigms about race in America.
10. The Pecan Man
Author: by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
The Pecan Man is a work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the First Place winner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the Unpublished Novel category. In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn.
The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief’s son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder.
Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more truth about herself than she could ever have imagined. This novel has been described as To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Help.
11. The Wolves: A Play: Off-Broadway Edition
Author: by Sarah DeLappe
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One of the most-talked about new plays of the 2016 Off-Broadway season, Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves opened to enthusiastic acclaim, including two sold-out, extended runs at The Playwrights Realm/The Duke on 42nd Street. The Wolves follows the 9 teenage girlsmembers of an indoor soccer teamas they warm up, engage in banter and one-upmanship, and fight battles big and small with each other and themselves.
As the teammates warm up in sync, a symphony of overlapping dialogue spills out their concerns, including menstruation (pads or tampons?, is Coach hung over?, eating disorders, sexual pressure, the new girl, and the Khmer Rouge (what it is, how to pronounce it, and do they need to know about itWe don’t do genocides ’til senior year.
By season’s and play’s end, amidst the wins and losses, rivalries and tragedies, they are warriors tested and readythey are The Wolves.
12. What the Constitution Means to Me (TCG Edition)
Author: by Heidi Schreck
BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR New York Times New Yorker TIME Hollywood Reporter Newsweek BuzzFeed Forbes New York NPR Washington Post Entertainment Weekly Los Angeles Times Chicago Tribune Finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama When she was fifteen years old, Heidi Schreck started traveling the country, taking part in constitutional debates to earn money for her college tuition.
Decades later, in What the Constitution Means to Me, she traces the effect that the Constitution has had on four generations of women in her family, deftly examining how the United States’ founding principles are inextricably linked with our personal lives.
13. Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays: The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers?
Author: by Lorraine Hansberry
Here are Lorraine Hansberry’s last three plays-Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers? Representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B.Wilkerson.
14. Pipeline (TCG Edition)
Author: by Dominique Morisseau
Pipeline confirms Dominique Morisseau’s reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence. Ben Brantley, New York Times With profound compassion and lyricism, Morisseau brings us a powerful play that delves into the urgent issue of the school-to-prison pipeline that ensnares people of color.
Issues of class, race, parenting, and education in America are brought to the frontlines, as we are left to question the systematic structures that ultimately trap underserved communities.