Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Daniels, Sarah
is a contemporary playwright whose works take on such challenging feminist issues as violence, pornography, and sexual abuse, as they are experienced by lesbians, single mothers, people with disabilities or psychiatric problems, prisoners, prostitutes, social workers, and those who are poor and unemployed. She has been sometimes accused of melodrama. Her introduction to her first collected volume explains: I didn't set out to further the cause of Feminism. However, I am proud if some of my plays have added to its influence.
Daniels, Sarah. Plays: One. Methuen, 1991.
She has worked for the stage, radio, and television, primarily, as far as possible, with women directors and actors.
Goodman, Lizbeth, and Jane De Gay. Feminist Stages: Interviews with Women in Contemporary British Theatre. Harwood Academic Publishers, 1996.
In the Bloomsbury Theatre Guide in 1988 Carole Woddis
called her the only radical lesbian feminist to have made it into the mainstream.
Bull, John, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 245. Gale Research, 2001.
After the completion of the tetralogy, a television series was made from the novels, though the BBC
cut back from the first proposal of six episodes per book, to six from each of the first...
The National Theatre (Cottesloe)
put on an arresting play for young people by WP
entitled Can You Keep a Secret?, part of the New Connections season of plays for the young.
Launched a couple...
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In its original form, says Greenhalgh, this book reflects MW
's roles as playwright, reviewer, and Leavisite
student of English literature.
Greenhalgh, Susanne. “A Review of Post-War British Drama: Looking Back in Gender by Michelene Wandor”. Contemporary Theatre Review, No. 1, pp. 125 - 6.
The revised form considers the impact of feminism, socialism, and changing concepts of...
was charged under the Obscene Publications Act of 1959 for publishing on the internet Girls (Scream) Aloud, an example of fanfic or popslash depicting the rape, torture, and murder of members of...