by TJ Dawe
It seems a no-brainer to me. Every theatre school teems with female students. At least half the audience of any play is women (80% of ticket sales, according to some). Many of the men are only there because their wives dragged them.
no revolution followed in their wake
There was no ensuing wave of shows by and about women.
* * * * *On a related point, here’s something I just read in Margaret Laurence’s memoir Dance on the Earth:
My novels are not exactly dotted with birth scenes, but after that I never hesitated to write about birth, and I never did so again except from the viewpoint of the mother. I like to think that in some ways my generation of women novelists may have helped younger women writers to speak with women’s voices about sex and death.