Renaissance Drama by Women: Texts and Documents / Edition 1

Renaissance Drama by Women: Texts and Documents / Edition 1

by S.P. Cerasano, Marion Wynne-Davies
     
 

Renaissance Drama By Women is a unique volume of plays and documents. For the first time, it demonstrates the wide range of theatrical activity in which women were involved during the Renaissance period. It includes full-length plays, a translated fragment by Queen Elizabeth I, a masque, and a substantial number of historical documents. With full and

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Renaissance Drama By Women is a unique volume of plays and documents. For the first time, it demonstrates the wide range of theatrical activity in which women were involved during the Renaissance period. It includes full-length plays, a translated fragment by Queen Elizabeth I, a masque, and a substantial number of historical documents. With full and up-to-date accompanying critical material, this collection of texts is an exciting and invaluable resource for use in both the classroom and research.
Special features introduced by the editors include:

• introductory material to each play

• modernized spellings

• extensive notes and annotations

• biographical essays on each playwright

• a complete bibliography
Methodically and authoritatively edited by S.P. Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies, Renaissance Drama by Women is a true breakthrough for the study of women's literature and performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415098076
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Pt. ITexts
1Hercules Octaeus (n.d.)7
2The Tragedy of Antonie (1595)13
3The Tragedy of Mariam (1613)43
4Cupid's Banishment (1617)76
5Love's Victory (c. 1621)91
6The Concealed Fancies, (c. 1645)127
Pt. IIDocuments
7Attitudes toward Women's Attendance at the Playhouses161
1'The Bride', 1617161
2A Treatise wherein Dicing, Dauncing, vaine Playes, or Enterluds, with other idle Pastimes, Etc., commonly used on the Sabbath Day, are reproved by the Authoritie of the Word of God and auntient writers, 1577161
3Plays Confuted to Five Actions, 1590162
4Th'overthrow of Stage Playes, 1599162
8Women as Spectators164
5Nature's Pictures Drawn by Fancy's Pencil, 1667164
6Autobiography (1672?)164
7Autobiography (c. 1677-8)164
8Satyres: and Satyricall Epigrams, 1617165
9John Chamberlain, from a letter to Sir Dudley Carleton, 1624165
10Amanda, or the Reformed Whore, 1635165
11The Actor's Remonstrance, 1643166
12The Art of Living in London, 1642166
13Epigrams, 1618166
14From his notebook, 1629167
9Women Performing168
15Report of an incident in Oxford, 1598168
16From the Declared Accounts of the Office of the Works, 1607-9168
17Vincent to Benson, Calendar of State Papers, 1605168
18Zuane Pesaro to the Doge and Senate, Calendar of State Papers, 1625/6169
19Declared Accounts of the Office of the Works, 1631-2169
20Histriomastix, 1633170
21Theatrum Redivivum, 1662171
22Consistory Court of London, Correction Book, 1612172
10Women in Theatrical Affairs173
23Edmund Howes's addition to John Stow's Annales, 1615173
24Chancery Records, Draft Patent for Queen Anne's Men, 1603-4173
25Last will and testament of William Browne, 1634173
26Indenture between Edward Alleyn and Marie Bryan for one twelfth of the second Fortune Playhouse, 1623174
Notes176
Bibliography226
Index233

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