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The Routledge anthology of British women playwrights, 1777-1843.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 529 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
English drama -- Women authors.
English drama -- 18th century.
English drama -- 19th century.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English drama.
English drama -- Women authors.
Women and literature.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843 brings together ten eclectic plays by female dramatists and writers, to stimulate a rich discussion of women, writing, and theatre history. Ranging through tragedy, comedy, musical theatre and mixed-genre texts, this volume celebrates the breadth and experimental spirit of 18th century dramatic writing. Each play is accompanied by an introductory essay which addresses its sociopolitical and theatrical contexts, and outlines its performance and reception history. The selections included here invite teachers and their students to study particular works by authors of note, but also to consider the differences between works written for page and stage. While many of the plays included are recognizable as published dramas, they have been placed alongside textual artifacts that suggest plays or theatrical events of which no definitive record exists, as well as supplementary materials that invite teachers to engage their students in exploring women's dramatic writing in this era. Organised in chronological order, The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843 traces a history of women's writing across genres and styles, offering an invaluable resource to students and teachers alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Hannah More, Percy (1777) / ed. Michael Eberle-Sinatra
Amelia Opie, Adelaide (c.1790) / ed. David Chandler
Hannah Brand, Huniades; or, The siege of Belgrade (1791) / ed. David Chandler
Hannah Cowley, A day in Turkey; or, The Russian slaves (1791) / ed. Betsy Bolton
Frances Burney, Edwy and Elgiva (1795) / ed. Peter Sabor
Elizabeth Inchbald, Wives as they were and maids as they are (1797) / ed. Daniel O'Quinn
Joanna Baillie, The election (1802) / ed. Thomas C. Crochunis
"An evening with Jane Scott" (1809-12) / eds. Jackie Bratton, and Gilli Bush-Bailey
Mary Russell Mitford, Rienzi (1828) / ed. Elisa Beshero-Bondar
Catherine Gore, Quid pro quo; or, The day of the dupes (1843) / ed. Kate Newey.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Crochunis, Thomas C., 1959- editor.
Sinatra, Michael E., 1971- editor.
Other format:
Online version: Routledge anthology of British women playwrights, 1777-1843.
ISBN:
9781138494947
1138494941
9781138494954
113849495X
9781351025140 (ebook)
OCLC:
1078563533
Publisher Number:
99981241131
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