Meridian Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Plays by Women
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Description: "Women playwrights of the Restoration and eighteenth century were bawdy and proper, apologetic and defiant, often derided and occasionally praised. The seven women represented in this groundbreaking anthology - the only collection of Restoration and eighteenth-century plays devoted exclusively to women - had but one thing in common: the desire to ignore convention and write for the stage. In 1660, when theatres in England reopened after years of Puritan repression, women trod the boards as actors for the very first time. By the end of the century they had stormed and breached another bastion of the male domain and become dramatists as well. Most available collections of plays from the period exclude them; traditional criticism overlooks or diminishes them. But their works, as seen here, hold their own against the most popular productions for the theater from 1678 to 1787, and do it with a distinctively female spirit. Each of these English women, and the one American, Mercy Otis Warren, legitimized the profession of playwright for their sex. They were the genre's prolific women pioneers whose body of work has remained unmatched until the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/1994
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
|Notes to Introduction|
|Sir Patient Fancy (1678)|
|Notes to Sir Patient Fancy|
|Mary Griffith Pix|
|The Spanish Wives (1696)|
|Notes to The Spanish Wives|
|A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1718)|
|Notes to A Bold Stroke for a Wife|
|Mercy Otis Warren|
|The Group (1775)|
|Notes to The Group|
|The Witlings (1779)|
|Notes to The Witlings|
|The Belle's Stratagem (1780)|
|Notes to The Belle's Stratagem|
|Such Things Are (1787)|
|Notes to Such Things Are|