Stuart Women Playwrights, 1613-1713

Stuart Women Playwrights, 1613-1713

by Pilar Cuder-Domínguez, Helen Ostovich

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Stuart Women Playwrights, 1613-1713 examines English women writers' tragedies and tragicomedies in the seventeenth century. Through this one-hundred year period, major changes in dramatic form and ideology are traced in women's plays. The study represents a major overhaul of current theories of the evolution of English drama as well as offering an unprecedented reconstruction of the genealogy of seventeenth-century English women playwrights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409476344
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Series: Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Pilar Cuder-Domínguez is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Huelva, Spain

Table of Contents

Contents: Re-crafting tragedy: gender and genre in 17th-century drama; Early Stuart women writers: Elizabeth Cary; The Interregnum: Margaret Cavendish's dramatic experiments; The Restoration commercial stage: Frances Boothby and Aphra Behn; Late Stuart writers I: Mary Pix and Delarivier Manley; Late Stuart writers II: Catharine Trotter and the historical tragedy; The last of the Stuarts: Jane Wiseman and Anne Finch; Works cited; Index.

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