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Women In Acting Books: Despite what Hollywood will have you believe, there are women's roles out there, even if you have to kick, scratch and punch someone in the eye to find them, they are there. This list of books covers not only some great and significant moments in women acting history but hits out on race, gender issues and lists a few of the women who really helped pave the way. If you are looking for more books on film check our Main Movie Books Index page.



Women, Nationalism and the Romantic Stage: Theatre and Politics in Britain, 1780-1800 (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism, 46) by Betsy Bolton

Judi Dench: With a Crack in Her Voice by John Miller

Chicanas/Latinas in American Theatre: A History of Performance by Elizabeth C. Ramirez

The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender and Class in African American Theatre, 1900-1940 by Nadine George-Graves

Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman

Women in British Romantic Theatre: Drama, Performance, and Society, 1790-1840 by Catherine B. Burroughs (Editor)

Susan Glaspell: A Critical Biography by Barbara Ozieblo Rajkowska, Barbara Ozieblo

Lillian Hellman: Her Legend and Her Legacy by Carl Rollyson

An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir by Lillian Hellman

Feminist Theatre Practice: A Handbook by Elaine Aston

The World of Ruth Draper: A Portrait of an Actress by Dorothy Warren, Helen Hayes

The Letters of Ruth Draper: Self-Portrait of an Actress by Ruth Draper

Ferber: Edna Ferber and Her Circle: A Biography by Julie Goldsmith Gilbert

Clarissa Pinkola Estes Live: Theatre of the Imagination by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Women and the Victorian Theatre by Kerry Powell

The Makings of Dr. Charcot's Hysteria Shows: Research Through Performance (Studies in Theatre Arts, Vol 4) by Dianne Hunter

Women in the American Theatre: Actresses & Audiences 1790-1870 by Faye E. Dudden

Lorraine Hansberry by Richard M. Leeson

Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theatre and Gender by Alisa Solomon

Women Write for Theatre by Aviva Ravel

A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance: On and Beyond the Stage (Worlds of Performance) by Carol Martin

Three Tragic Actresses: Siddons, Rachel, Ristori by Michael R. Booth

To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words by Robert Nemiroff

You Don't Need Four Women to Play Shakespeare: Bias in Contemporary American Theatre by Ida Prosky

Women in the Theatre of Galdos: From Realidad 1892 to Voluntad 1895 (Hispanic Literature, Vol 6) by Lisa P. Conde

Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma by Philip E. Baruth

My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt (Suny Series, Women Writers in Translation) by Sarah Bernhardt, Victoria Tietze Larson

Hammerklavier by Yasmina Reza

The Road to Mecca [UNABRIDGED] by Amy Irving (Editor)

The Sisters Rosensweig - starring Jamie Lee Curtis, JoBeth Williams, Tony Roberts, and Caroline Aaron (Audio Theatre Series) by Wendy Wasserstein, Jo-Beth Williams

An American Daughter (Audio Theatre Series) by Wendy Wasserstein

Race, Sex, and Gender in Contemporary Women's Theatre: The Construction of 'Woman' by Mary F. Brewer, Alan Sinfield

Women in Theatre (Contemporary Theatre Review) by Julia Pascal

Rejane: The Queen of the Boulevard by Francois Baudot, Howard Fine

Russian Mirror: Three Plays by Russian Women (Russian Theatre Archive) by Melissa T. Smith (Editor)

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