Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 124
Rites (1970), by British playwright Maureen Duffy, is an imaginative recasting of The Bacchae, a play by the ancient Greek dramatist Euripides. Like Cloud Nine, it is a feminist play that brings traditional gender roles into question.
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Wendy Wasserstein is a leading American playwright; her play The Heidi Chronicles (1988) is a satirical approach to the successes and failures of two decades of the feminist movement.
Churchill’s Plays Two (1990) contains four of her best plays: Softcops, Top Girls, Fen, and Serious Money. Churchill’s introduction and her notes on each play provide an illuminating commentary.
Elaine Aston’s An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre (1994) is a lucid introduction that explains difficult theoretical issues in a way that a reader new to the field can understand.