Women in British Romantic Theatre: Drama, Performance, and Society, 1790-1840

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Catherine Burroughs
Cambridge University Press, Nov 16, 2000 - Drama - 344 pages
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This is the first collection of essays to examine the extraordinary contribution of women playwrights, actors, translators, critics and managers who worked in British theater during the romantic period. Focusing on women well known during their day but neglected for some 150 years, the volume provides a crucial new perspective that revises historical narratives and reflects the rapidly changing terrain of scholarship in the complex field of romantic theater and drama. Eleven specially-commissioned essays by leading scholars explore the role of Elizabeth Inchbald, Joanna Baillie, Sarah Siddons and numerous others.
  

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Contents

gender power and politics in
23
Reviewing women in British Romantic theatre
48
More Yearsley
79
English national identity in Mariana Starkes The Sword
102
Joanna Baillies comedy
132
OutingJoanna Baillie
161
the Amazon in 1998
178
a woman critic in her theatrical culture
207
Authorial performances in the criticism and theory
223
Suicide and translation in the dramaturgy
257
remorse in the theatre
285
Bibliography
311
Index
335
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