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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gender Bias In the Theater

Harvard doctoral student Emily Glassberg Sands is presenting the results of empirical research that demonstrates that there is perceptable gender bias in the theater, in terms of how artistic directors choose which plays to present. Directors seem to prefer male playwrights to female playwrights, and the directors who do the preferring seem to be female. Philip Boroff's article for explains Ms. Sands' research, which she carried out while a student at Princeton. Here's more on her work from the New York Times.

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