Women & Dramatic Production

By Alison Findlay, et al.
May 2000
Pearson Education / Longman
ISBN: 058231982X
238 pages, Illustrated, 6 ½” x 9 ½”
$157.50 Hardcover

This is an introduction to the work of early women dramatists in the early modern period. The book is a course handbook covering not only writing and translation of plays, but also female performance in official forms (such as "court" masque and in alternative dramatic spaces created by public protest, prophecy or preaching). The text charts the development of women's active involvement in drama.

1. Translating the text. Performing the self.
2. Beauty, chastity & wit: Feminizing the centre-stage
3. Upon the World's Stage: The Civil War & Interregnum
4. No silent woman: The plays of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
5. Licensed to thrill: Early restoration drama
6. Undress, cross-dress, redress--Aphra Behn & the manipulation of genre
7. A woman's place in the play/house.

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