Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Women's History Month : Women in the Performing Arts: DRAMA

Selected resources on women in the performing arts

BOOKS ON WOMEN IN THEATER

 (Recent additions to the collection are highlighted in yellow.)

Ackermann, Joan, Lynne Alvarez, Marlane Meyer, Theresa Rebeck, Jacquelyn Reingold, Paula Vogel, Allison Eve Zell, and Marisa Smith. Women playwrights : the best plays of 1994. Contemporary Playwrights Series. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, 1995. PS627.W842 W842s 1994

Adell, Sandra, ed. Contemporary plays by African American women : ten complete works. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015. PS628.Af8 C767ad and JSTOR Books

Alvarez, Lynne, Jane Anderson, Julia Jordan, Emily Mann, Regina Taylor, and Marisa Smith. Women playwrights : the best plays of 1997. Contemporary Playwrights Series. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 1998. PS627.W842 W842s 1997

Andrews, William L. Classic African American women's narratives. New York : Oxford University Press, 2003. PS647.Af8 C569

Aston, Elaine, and Janelle G Reinelt. The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights. The Cambridge Companions Complete Collection. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press. PR739.F4 C144a (2000) and Cambridge Companions Online (2010)

Babbage, Frances. Re-visioning myth : modern and contemporary drama by women. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2011. PN1861 .B113re

Banham, Martin, James Gibbs, and Femi Osofisan. African Theatre. Women. African Theatre, 3. Oxford: J. Currey, 2002. PN2974 .Af83p

Barranger, Milly S. Unfriendly witnesses : gender, theater, and film in the McCarthy era. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2008. NS1993.5 B272u

Beard, Jocelyn, ed. The best women's stage monologues of 1998. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, 1999. NS2080 .B38w 1998

_____. The best women's stage monologues of 1999. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2001. NS2080 .B38w 1999

_____. The best women's stage monologues of 2000. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2002. NS2080 .B38w 2000

Benstock, Shari, 1944-. Women of the Left Bank : Paris, 1900-1940. Austin : University of Texas Press, [1987], 1986. PS151 .B443w

Ben-Zvi, Linda. Women in Beckett : performance and critical perspectives. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1990. PQ2603 B388 B449w

Bernstein, Sarah; Detrick, Erin, eds. Actor's choice : monologues for women. Vol. 2. New York : Playscripts, Inc., 2013. NS2080 .Ac87w2

Bluhm, Annika, ed. The Theatre Arts audition book for women. New York : Routledge, 2002 eBook

Brater, Jessica. Ruth Maleczech at Mabou Mines : woman's work. London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016. PN2266.5 B737ru

Brown-Guillory, Elizabeth. Wines in the wilderness : plays by African American women from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, No. 135. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. PS627 Af8 W725

Byars, Jackie. All that Hollywood allows : re-reading gender in 1950s melodrama. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1991. PN1995.9 B99aℓ

Caines, Michael. Major voices : 18th century women playwrights. Toby Press ed. New Milford, CT: Toby Press, 2004. PR1110.W6 M288

Caldwell, Tanya. Popular plays by women in the Restoration and eighteenth century. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2011. PR708.W6 P819po

Capecci, John.Aston; Irene Ziegler, eds. 60 seconds to shine. Volume 2, 221 one-minute monologues for women. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2006. NS2080 .Se24w

Cavallaro, Daniela, Paola Riccora, Anna Bonacci, Clotilde Masci, and Gici Ganzini Granata. Italian women's theatre, 1930-1960 : an anthology of plays. Playtext Series. Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2011. PQ4231.A9 It1ca

Chalmers, Hero, Julie Sanders, Sophie Tomlinson, John Fletcher, James Shirley, and Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess Of,. Three seventeenth-century plays on women and performance. The Revels Plays Companion Library. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2006. PR678.W6 S82

Champagne, Lenora, ed. Out from under : texts by women performance artists. New York : Theatre Communications Group, 1990. PS627 W842 Ou8

Chinoy, Helen Krich, and Linda Walsh Jenkins. Women in American theatre. Rev. and expanded 3rd ed. New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2006. NS2226.W842 C441 2006

Coen, Stephanie, ed. American theatre book of monologues for women. New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2003. NS2080.Am35 C651w

Colman, Geoffrey, ed. New monologues for women. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, an Imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016. NS2080 .N42w 2016

Conning Ndlovu, Lueen, Fatima Dike, Sindiwe Magona, Ismail Mahomed, Maishe Maponya, Geina Mhlophe, Thulani S Mtshali, Muthal Naidoo, Duma Ndlovu, Magi Nonoinzi Williams, and Kathy A Perkins. Black South African women : an anthology of plays. London: Routledge, 1998. PR9366.7.W8 B561p

Coon,  Suzette, ed. Short plays with great roles for women. New York : Routledge, 2020. PR1259.W65 Sh81co

Croft, Susan. Classic plays by women : from 1600 to 2000. Twickenham : Aurora Metro Press, 2010. PR1246.W65 C569c

Croft, Susan, Christopher St. John, Elizabeth Robins, Helen M Nightingale, Alice Chapin, Cicely Hamilton, Inez Bensusan, Margaret Wynne Nevinson, and L. S Phibbs. Votes for women and other plays. Aurora Classic Plays. Twickenham : Aurora Metro Press, 2009. PR739.F4 V941c

Crothers, Rachel, Zona Gale, Susan Glaspell, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and Sophie Treadwell. Plays by American women, 1900-1930. Edited by Judith E Barlow. New York : Applause Theatre Book, 1985. PS627 W842 P699b

Curb, Rosemary. Amazon all stars : thirteen lesbian plays, with essays and interviews. New York: Applause, 1996.. PS627.H754 Am15c

Dekker, Thomas, John Ford, Thomas Heywood, John Fletcher, John Webster, and William Rowley. Women on the early modern stage : A woman killed with kindness, The tamer tamed, The Duchess of Malfi, The Witch of Edmonton. Edited by Emma Smith. New Mermaids Anthologies. London : Methuen Drama, 2014. PR1263 .W842sm

DiCenzo, Maria. Feminism, theatre criticism, and the modern drama. South Central Review 25, no. 1 (2008) : 36-55. JSTOR

Dolan, Jill. The feminist spectator as critic. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2012. PN2270 .D685fe

Dudden, Faye E. Women in the American theatre : actresses and audiences, 1790-1870. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1994. NS2205 .D861w

Duncan, Jacci, and American Women in Radio and Television Inc. Making waves : the 50 greatest women in radio and television. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel Pub, 2001. REF NS1991.4 M289d

Farfan, Penny. Women, modernism, and performance. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004. PN1590.W64 F224w

Farfan, Penny, and Lesley Ferris, eds. Contemporary women playwrights : into the twenty-first century. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. PN1650.W842 C767fa

Featherstone, Vicky, ed. Snatches : moments from 100 years of women's lives. London : Nick Hern Books, 2018. PR1259 .Sn17fe

Feinberg, Annah, ed. The Kilroys List : 97 monologues and scenes by female and trans playwrights. Volume one. New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2017. NS2080 .K559fe

Findlay, Alison. Playing for all in the city : women's drama. Feminist Review, no. 96 (2010) : 41-57. JSTOR

Fliotsos, Anne L, and Wendy Vierow, eds. International women stage directors. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2013. PN1590.W64 In8

France, Rachel, ed. A Century of Plays by American Women. 1st ed. New York: Richards Rosen Press, 1979. PS627.W842 C333f

Gale, Maggie B, and John Stokes. The Cambridge Companion to the Actress. The Cambridge Companions Complete Collection. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Cambridge Companions Online

Gale, Maggie B, and Gilli Bush-Bailey. Plays and performance texts by women 1880-1930 : an anthology of plays by British and American women from the modernist period. Women, Theatre and Performance. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2012. PN6119.8 P699ga

Gandrow, Kristen; Carl, Polly K, eds. The Playwrights' Center monologues for women. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2005. NS2080 .P699w

George-Graves, Nadine. The royalty of Negro vaudeville : the Whitman Sisters and the negotiation of race, gender and class in African American theatre, 1900-1940. 1st edition. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000. NN309.W595 G293r

Gilder, Rosamond. Enter the actress : the first women in the theatre. New York : Theatre Arts Books, 1961. S2115 .G387e

Glenn, Susan A. (Susan Anita). Female spectacle : the theatrical roots of modern feminism. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000. NS2270.F349 G487f

Habjan, Linda, ed. Editor's choice : audition monologues for women. Woodstock, Ill. : Dramatic Publishing, 2006. NS2080.Ed485 H114w

Haiping, Yan. Turning points : women playwrights in contemporary China. Theatre Journal 62, no. 4 (2010) : 515-19. JSTOR

Harbison, Lawrence, ed. The best women's stage monologues of 2007. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2008. NS2080 .B38w 2007

_____. The best women's stage monologues of 2008. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2009. NS2080 .B38w 2008

_____. 2010 : the best women's stage monologues and scenes. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2010. NS2080 .B38w 2010

_____. 2011 : the best women's stage monologues and scenes. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2012. NS2080 .B38w 2011

_____. 2012 : the best women's stage monologues and scenes. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2013. NS2080 .B38w 2012

_____. 2013 : the best women's stage monologues. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2013. NS2080 .B38w 2013

_____. 2014 : the best women's stage monologues. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2014. NS2080 .B38w 2014

_____. 2015 : the best women's stage monologues. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2015. NS2080 .B38w 2015

_____. The best women's stage monologues. Vol. 2016. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2016NS2080 .B38w 2016

_____. The best women's stage monologues. Vol. 2017. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2017. NS2080 .B38w 2017

_____. The best women's stage monologues. Vol  2018. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2018. NS2080 .B38w 2018 

Haring-Smith, Tori, ed. Even more monologues for women by women. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2001. NS2080 .Ev23w

Haring-Smith, Tori; Engelman, Liz, eds. New monologues for women by women. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2004. NS2080 .N42w

_____. New monologues for women by women. II. Portsmouth, NH  : Heinemann, 2005. NS2080 .N42w2

Haskell, Molly. From reverence to rape : the treatment of women in the movies. 2nd ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987. NS1995 .H273f

_____. Holding my own in no man's land : women and men and film and feminists. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. NS1995 .H273h

Hill, Holly. Playing Joan : actresses on the challenge of Shaw's Saint Joan. First ed. New York, NY : Theatre Communications Group, 1987. PR5363 Sa23 H552

Howe, Elizabeth. The first English actresses : women and drama, 1660-1700. Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992. NS2592 H838fi

Jaffe, Catherine M., and Elisa Martín-Valdepeñas Yagüe. Gender, translation, and eighteenth-century women dramatists : Elizabeth Griffith's "The school for rakes" (1769) and María Lorenza De Los Ríos Y Loyo's "El eugenio" (1801). The Eighteenth Century 56, no. 1 (2015) : 41-57. JSTOR

Johnson, E. Patrick, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Robbie McCauley, Rhodessa Jones, Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy, Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, Sharon Bridgforth, Stacey Karen Robinson, and Misty DeBerry. Solo/black/woman : scripts, interviews, and essays. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2014.. PS627.Af8 So47jo

Katz, Leon, ed. Classical monologues. New York : Applause Theatre & Cinema, 2002. NS2080.C569m K159 

Kearney, Eileen, and Charlotte J Headrick, eds. Irish Women Dramatists : 1908-2001. First ed. Irish Studies. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2014. PR8865.7 Ir4ke

Kellerman, Lira. Break the rules and get the part : thirty monologues for women. Milwaukee : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2017. NS2080 K286br

Kelly, Katherine E. Making the bones sing : the feminist history play, 1976–2010. Theatre Journal 62, no. 4 (2010) : 645-60. JSTOR

Kilgore, Emilie S. Contemporary Plays by Women : Outstanding Winners and Runners-Up for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 1978-1990. First ed. New York : Prentice Hall Press, 1991. PS627 W842 C767k

_____. The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize : six important new plays by women from the 25th anniversary year. 1st ed. Contemporary Playwrights Series. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2004. PR1246.W65 Su81sm

Kohen, Yael, 1980-. We killed : the rise of women in American comedy. 1st edition. New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2012. PN1969.C65 .K823we

Kourilsky, Françoise, and Catherine Temerson, eds. Plays by women : an international anthology. New York : Ubu Repertory Theater, 1988. PQ1240 P699k

Kourilsky, Françoise, and Valérie Vidal, eds. Plays by women: An international anthology. Book Three. Ubu Repertory Theater Publications. New York: Ubu Repertory Theater, 1996. PQ1240 .P699k 1996

Kwei-Armah, Kwame. Audition speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors : monologues for men. Edited by Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway. London, UK: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016. NS2080 .Au25w 2016

Lamont, Rosette C. Women on the verge : 7 avant-garde American plays. New York: Applause, 1993. PS627.W842 W842ℓ

Lane, Eric, Nina Shengold, Wendy Wasserstein, Jane Martin, (Playwright)., Kia Corthron, Donald Margulies, Alan Ball, Julia Jordan, Diana Son, Ellen McLaughlin, Laura Cunningham, Mary Louise Wilson, and Christopher Durang. Leading Women : Plays for Actresses II. New York: Vintage Books, 2002.. PS627.W842 L469ℓ

Lee, Cherylene, J. E Franklin, Erin Cressida Wilson, Eve Ensler, Cheryl Royce, Claire Chafee, and Marisa Smith. Women playwrights : the best plays of 1993. Plays for Actors Series. Newbury, Vt.: Smith and Kraus, 1994. PS627.W842 W842s 1993

Lepidus, D. L, ed. The best women's stage monologues of 2001. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2003. NS2080 .B38w 2001

_____. The best women's stage monologues of 2002. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2003. NS2080 .B38w 2002

_____. The best women's stage monologues of 2003. Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2004. NS2080 .B38w 2003

_____. The best women's stage monologues of 2004. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2004. NS2080 .B38w 2004

_____. The best women's stage monologues of 2005. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2006. NS2080 .B38w 2005

_____. The best women's stage monologues of 2006. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2006. NS2080 .B38w 2006

_____. Women playwrights : the best plays of 2000. 1st ed. Contemporary Playwrights/collections. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2002. PS627.W842 W842s 2000

_____. Women playwrights : the best plays of 2001. 1st ed. Contemporary Playwrights/collections. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2002. PS627.W842 W842s 2001

_____. Women playwrights : the best plays of 2002. 1st ed. Contemporary Playwrights/collections. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2003. PS627.W842 W842s 2002

_____. Women playwrights : the best plays of 2003. 1st ed. Contemporary Playwrights/collections. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2004. PS627.W842 W842s 2003

Lim, Genny, Wakako Yamauchi, Momoko Iko, Velina Hasu Houston, Jeannie Barroga, Elizabeth Wong, and Roberta Uno. Unbroken thread : an anthology of plays by Asian American women. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1993. PS628.As42 Un4u

London, Todd, ed. Contemporary American monologues for women. New York : Theatre Communications Group, 1998. NS2080.C767 L846

Magnat, Virginie. Grotowski, women, and contemporary performance : meetings with remarkable women. New York : Routledge, 2014. PN1590 .M274gr

Mahone, Sydné. Moon marked and touched by sun : plays by African-American women. 1st ed. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1994. PS627 Af8 M778m

Manning, Linda, Jeannie Zusy, Leslie Ayvazian, Theresa Rebeck, Mary Gallagher, Marisa Smith, and Kate Loewald. Women playwrights : the best plays of 1996. 1st ed. Contemporary Playwrights Series. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 1998. PS627.W842 W842s 1996

Margolyes, Miriam. Dickens' women. London : Hesperus Press, 2011. PR6063 .M336di

Marsh-Lockett, Carol P. Black Women playwrights : visions on the American stage. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities ; Studies in Modern Drama, V. 2051. V. 11. New York : Garland Pub, 1999. PS627.Af8 B567ma

McBrinn, Roisin; Mooney, Lauren, eds. Rebel voices : monologues for women by women : celebrating 40 years of Clean Break. London : Methuen Drama, 2019. PR1246.W65 R241mc

Miles, Julia, and Women's Project (New York, N.Y.). Playwriting women : 7 plays from the Women's Project. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 1993. PS627 W842 P699mi

_____. A theatre for women's voices : plays & history from the Women's Project at 25. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2003. PS627.W842 T34m

_____. The Women's Project : seven new plays by women. 2nd ed. Performing Arts Journal Playscript. New York : Performing Arts Journal Publications & American Place Theatre, 1980. PS627.W842 W842m

_____. The Women's Project 2 / edited by Julia Miles. 1st edition. New York : Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1984. PS627 W842 W842m2

​_____. The women's project & productions : Rowing to America and sixteen other short plays / edited by Julia Miles. 1st edition. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2002. PS627.W842 W842m2a

_____. WomensWork : five new plays from the Women's Project / edited by Julia Miles. New York. : Applause Theatre Books, 1989. PS627 W842 W842m3

Mizejewski, Linda. Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics. 1st edition. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2014. PN1590.W64 M699pr

Modleski, Tania. The women who knew too much : Hitchcock and feminist theory. 2nd edition. New York : Routledge, 2005. NS1995 M721wo

Mukherjee, Tutun. Staging Resistance : plays by women in translation. New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2005. PK5437 .St13r

Murphy, Brenda. The Cambridge Companion to American Women playwrights. The Cambridge Companions Complete Collection. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 1999. REF PS627.W842 C144m and Cambridge Companions Online

Murphy, Paul. "That a black twisty divil could be hiding under such comeliness" : woman versus woman in early twentieth-century Irish theatre. Theatre Journal 60, no. 2 (2008) : 201-16. JSTOR

Packer, Tina. Women of will : following the feminine in Shakespeare's plays. First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. PR2991 .P127wo

Partnow, Elaine. The female dramatist : profiles of women playwrights from the Middle Ages to the contemporary times. New York : Facts On File, 1998. REF NS2206 .P258f

​Paxton, Naomi, ed. The Methuen Drama Book of suffrage plays. London : Methuen Drama, 2013. PR1259 .M566pa

_____. The Methuen Drama Book of suffrage plays : taking the stage. London : Methuen Drama, 2018. PR1259 .M566pa2

Perkins, Kathy A,, and Roberta Uno, eds. Contemporary plays by women of color : an anthology. New York : Routledge, 1996. PS627.W842 C767p

​Perkins, Kathy A, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Mary Burrill, Zora Neale Hurston, Eulalie Spence, May Miller, Marita Bonner, and Shirley Graham Du Bois. Black female playwrights : an anthology of plays before 1950. 1st Midland Book Ed., 1990 ed. Blacks in the Diaspora. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. PS627 Af8 B561p

Porter, Nancy Taylor. Violent women in contemporary theatres : staging resistance. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. PN1590.W64 .P834vi

Pullen, Kirsten. Actresses and whores : on stage and in society. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2005. NS2205 .P966a

Quart, Barbara. Women directors : the emergence of a new cinema. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1989. NS1995 .Q28w

Qian, Ma. Women in traditional Chinese theater : a heroine's play. Lantham, Md.: University Press of America, 2005. PL2567 .W842m

Rackin, Phyllis. Shakespeare and women. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005. PR2991 .R115sh

Radulescu, Domnica. Women's comedic art as social revolution : five performers and the lessons of their subversive humor. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2012. PN1590.W64 R119wo

Ratliff, Gerald Lee, ed. Audition monologues for young women : contemporary audition pieces for aspiring actresses. First ed. Colorado Springs, Colorado : Meriwether Publishing, 2011. NS2080 .R189auw

Regester, Charlene B. African American actresses : the struggle for visibility, 1900-1960. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010. NS2205.Af8 R262a

Reynolds, Jean, Kristine Thatcher, Cecilia Fannon, Diane Shaffer, Jocelyn A Beard, and Marisa Smith. Women playwrights : the best plays of 1995. Contemporary Playwrights Series. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 1996. PS627.W842 W842s 1995

Robinson, Alice M, Vera Mowry Roberts, and Milly S Barranger. Notable women in the American theatre : A biographical dictionary. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. REF NS2208 N843r 1989

Robson, Cheryl, Rebecca Gillieron, and Gillian Plowman. Plays for today by women. Aurora Metro Theatre Books. Twickenham, United Kingdom: Aurora Metro Publications, 2013.. PR1246.W65 P699ro

Rocamora, Carol, Jocelyn Beard, Aviva Jane Carlin, Jessica Goldberg, Wendy MacLeod, Jill Morley, Val Smith, Wendy Weiner, Erin Cressida Wilson, and Marisa Smith. Women playwrights : the best plays of 1998. First ed. Contemporary Playwrights Series. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 2000. PS627.W842 W842s 1998

Salt, Chrys, ed. The Methuen book of modern monologues for women. London : Methuen Drama, 2004. NS2080 M566 Sa37mw

Schafer, Elizabeth. Ms- Directing Shakespeare : women direct Shakespeare. lst St. Martin's ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000. PR3091 .Sch14m

Scheper, Jeanne. Moving performances : divas, iconicity, and remembering the modern stage. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2016. PN1590.B561 Sch27mo

Scullion, Adrienne. Female playwrights of the nineteenth century. Everyman Library. London: J.M. Dent, 1996. PS627.W842 F349s

Selaiha, Nehad, and Sarah Enany. Women playwrights in Egypt. Theatre Journal 62, no. 4 (2010) : 627-43. JSTOR

Stein, Gertrude. Plays by American women, 1930-1960. Edited by Judith E Barlow. New York: Applause, 1994. PS627 W842 P699b2

Suzman, Janet. Not Hamlet : meditations on the frail position of women in drama. London : Oberon Books, 2012. PN1590.W64 Su99no

Syssoyeva, Kathryn Mederos, and Scott Proudfit, eds. Women, collective creation, and devised performance : the rise of women theatre artists in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. PN1590.W64 .W842sy

Tanner, Jo A. Dusky maidens / the odyssey of the early black dramatic actress. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992. NS2205 .T157d

Thomas, Freyda; Silverman, Jan, eds. 50 fabulous classical monologues for women. New York : Samuel French, 2008. NS2080 .F116w

Thompson, Judith, ed. She speaks : monologues for women. Toronto : Playwrights Canada Press, 2004. NS2080.C16 Sh31

_____. She speaks : monologues for women. Toronto : Playwrights Canada Press, 2006. NS2080.C16 Sh31 2006

True Acting Institute, ed. Best women's monologues of 2019. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2019. NS2080 .B38w 2019

Uno, Roberta, ed. Contemporary plays by women of color : an anthology. Second ed. New York, 2018. PS627.Af8 C767co and  eBook

_____. Monologues for actors of color : women. New York : Routledge, 2016. NS2080 .M755 Un6w 2016

_____. Monologues for actors of color : women. New York : Routledge, 2000. NS2080 .M755 Un6w

Vogel, Paula. The Kilroys List : 97 monologues and scenes by female and trans playwrights. Edited by Annah Feinberg. First ed. Volume One /. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2017. NS2080 .K559fe

Warren, Mercy Otis, Rowson, Mrs.,, Judith Sargent Murray, Sarah Pogson Smith, Mary Carr, Francis Wright, L. H Medina, Charlotte Mary Sanford Barnes, and Amelia Howe Kritzer. Plays by early American women, 1775-1850. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995. PS627.W842 P699k

Weate, Catherine, ed. The Oberon book of modern monologues for women. London : Oberon Books, 2008. NS2080.Ob2w W377

_____. The Oberon book of modern monologues for women. 2. London : Oberon Books, 2013. NS2080.Ob2w2 W377

Wix, Katy. The Oberon book of comic monologues for women, volume 2. Oberon Books, 2015. NS2080.C735 .W791ob v.2

Women centre stage : eight short plays by and about women. London : Nick Hern Books Limited, 2018. PR1246.W65 W842

Wyckoff, Jennie, ed. 100 true soliloquies for women. Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2003. NS2080.T766 W971w