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This course examines the development of a female dramatic tradition. It explores women's roles in writing and creating theatre by studying plays by women, theory and criticism about women's work in the theatre, and technological advancements created and practiced by women. We will address the following questions: Is there a female dramaturgy? Is there a female dramatic tradition? How has the work of women of color and lesbians shaped the tradition? How has women's performance been produced, staged, and received throughout history?