In NOTABLE WOMEN — AND A FEW EQUALLY NOTABLE MEN the biographical plays of Ruth Wolff are, for the first time, collected in one volume. Seen in major productions around the world, these plays, hailed by critics and audiences alike, are now made available for production at all levels. Introducing the collection is an essay about the art of dramatizing lives which, in addition to the plays, makes this collection invaluable to students of playwriting and theater and to anyone interested in the process of writing the biographically based play. In all, these plays portray extraordinary women and men from many different centuries and civilizations, whose experiences are especially illuminating for our own time. The collection includes: THE ABDICATION, ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE, EMPRESS OF CHINA, GEORGE AND FREDERIC, HALLIE, JOSHUA SLOCUM SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD, THE PERFECT MARRIAGE, SARAH IN AMERICA, and THE SECOND MRS WILSON.