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date: 19 November 2019

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This essay examines the history of the so-called feminist drama in the United States. It suggests that the feminist theatre is a form of protest theatre and highlights the spread of feminist thought and principles into all aspects of theatre. It discusses the influence of feminism in both repertoire and performance and explains feminist theatre workers’ goal of parity in positions of authority. This essay also considers the works of several feminist playwrights, including Marsha Norman, Muriel Miguel, and Suzan-Lori Parks.

Keywords: feminist drama, protest theater, feminism, positions of authority, feminist playwrights, Marsha Norman, Muriel Miguel, Suzan-Lori Parks

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