The Split Britches theatre company have led the way in innovative and challenging lesbian performance for the last decade. This anthology looks at the theatre and writing of Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Deborah Margolin, who make up this troupe. It includes seven Split Britches texts, as well as a critical, historical introduction by Sue-Ellen Case. There are also programme notes to accompany each of the plays, and a range of photographic illustrations. The publication of the Split Britches play texts, collected here for the first time, provides access to these performance pieces for both the student and contemporary arts audience.
Sue-Ellen Case is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside