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Machinal

Machinal

Sophie Treadwell

ISBN: 9781854592118

A major rediscovery of a forgotten woman playwright of the twenties, Machinal is a powerful expressionist play about the status of women in an increasingly mechanized society, and the torture of a loveless marriage.

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A major rediscovery of a forgotten woman playwright of the twenties, which was published alongside Steven Daldry's monumental National Theatre production starring Fiona Shaw. Machinal was the winner of four Olivier Awards. Sophie Treadwell's play is an immensely powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder who was executed in 1928 for the murder of her husband.

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