Historical Context

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The period of the 1980s to the early 1990s forms the backdrop for much of The Sisters Rosensweig. The fall...

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Literary Style

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Point of View
The events of the play are told from the third person, independent of any one character’s perspective. At no...

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Bibliography and Further Reading

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Sources Axelrod, Alan, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to 20th Century American History, Alpha Books, 1999, pp. 377–422.


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(Society and Self, Critical Representations in Literature)

Suggested Readings

Finn, William. “Sister Act.” Vogue, September, 1992, 360.

Hoban, Phoebe. The Family Wasserstein. New York 26 (January 4, 1993): 32-37.

Shapiro, Walter. “Chronicler of Frayed Feminism.” Time, March 27, 1989, 90-92.

Topics for Further Study

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Critics overwhelmingly acknowledge Wasserstein’s great contribution to feminist thought as a playwright. In consideration of the feminist...

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What Do I Read Next?

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (1996), by Rebecca Wells, accounts for the Ya-Yas, a circle of women whose activities seem to...

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