Elaine Aston

Standard Name: Aston, Elaine

Connections

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Anthologization Elaine Feinstein
This text (with considerable input from its performers) has been included in more than one anthology: in Herstory, Plays by Women for Women, edited by Gabriele Griffin and Elaine Aston , and published by...
Anthologization Bryony Lavery
This play was included in Herstory: Volume 1: Plays by Women for Women, edited by Gabriele Griffin and Elaine Aston , and published by Sheffield Academic Press , 1991.
Literary responses Winsome Pinnock
Elaine Aston saw this play as taking issue with a politics that drives a wedge between black and white people, as presenting an evolving transnational feminism.
Aston, Elaine. Feminist Views on the English Stage: Women Playwrights, 1990-2000. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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Eva-Maria Cersovsky discussed the play in 2013 in...
Literary responses Winsome Pinnock
The all-black cast meant the play was limitingly regarded as a black play. Elaine Aston commended it, however, for its take on global capitalism as a topic broader than dilemmas of race or gender.
Aston, Elaine. Feminist Views on the English Stage: Women Playwrights, 1990-2000. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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Literary responses Sarah Daniels
Its horrific material and particularly its bleak conclusion have made this SD 's best-known play. It is also the most controversial. Initial reviews included plenty of accusations of lesbian man-hating. Many reviewers (says feminist critic...
Literary responses Sarah Daniels
Critics Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris discern increased psychological realism in SD 's radio plays (as opposed to the broken realism of her stage plays), and a way of writing the domestic which subverts the...
Literary responses Sarah Daniels
SD 's plays have been staged around the world: in Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Australia, and Japan. Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt have discussed her as an example of...
Literary responses Pam Gems
Critic Elaine Aston expressed some misgivings about the narrative demonisation of the second wife and the destruction of the first, but suggested that on closer inspection . . . the canvas of Stanley emerges as...
Reception Sarah Daniels
This play has been used in a radio drama workshop by Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris , and the script has been posted by the BBC on its website Writersroom because it has such pedagogic...
Textual Features Pam Gems
In this drama PG returns to the subject matter of her translation and adaptation The Danton Affair, made in 1986 from Przybyszewska 's 1930s play of the same title. In PG 's The Snow...

Timeline

1991
Elisabeth Bond 's playLove and Dissent was included in Herstory: Volume 2: Plays by Women for Women edited by Elaine Aston and Gabriele Griffin .