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This edition of North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

More than 30% of the plays in the collection have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the assistance of our editorial board

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Gringo by Sophie Treadwell

A previously unpublished play by the author of Machinal, produced on Broadway in 1922.

Imaginary Friends by Nora Ephron

A play depicting the long feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy.

The African Garden by Alice Childress

A previously unpublished play, produced in New York in 1963.

Alice in Bed by Susan Sontag

A play based on the life of the invalid sister of William and Henry James.


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