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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415098076

ISBN-13: 9780415098076

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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 It includes full-length plays, a translated fragment by Queen Elizabeth I, a masque, and a substantial number of historical documents.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

Overview

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 It includes full-length plays, a translated fragment by Queen Elizabeth I, a masque, and a substantial number of historical documents.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

Preface

Abbreviations

List of Illustrations

Bibliography

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

TEXTS

Introduction

Elizabeth I--Hercules Oetaeus (n.d.)

Mary Sidney--The Tragdy of Antonie (1595)

Elizabeth Cary--The Tragedy of Mariam (1613)

Robert White--Cupid's Banishment (1617)

Mary Wroth--Love's Victory (c.1621)

Elizabeth Brackley and Jane Cavendish--The Concealed Fancies (c.1645)

DOCUMENTS

Introduction

Attitudes Toward Women's Attendance at the Playhouses

Women as Spectators

Women Performing

Women in Theatrical Affairs

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