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date: 30 November 2020

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This essay examines the transatlantic nature of the so-called New Woman drama that emerged in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. It explains the concept of the New Woman, which was sometimes associated with opposition to the white men who ridiculed her attempts at questioning gender roles and blocked the emergence of women in the public sphere. It cites Rachel Crothers’s plays He and She and A Man’s World, which created new models for portrayal of female characters.

Keywords: New Woman drama, gender roles, Rachel Crothers, He and She, A Man’s World

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