Women on stage in Stuart drama

by Sophie Tomlinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 294 Downloads: 846
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  • Actresses -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century,
  • Women in the theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century

Edition Notes

Includes bibliograpical references ( p. 265-287) and index

StatementSophie Tomlinson
LC ClassificationsPR698.W6 T66 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 294 p. :
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17191921M
ISBN 100521811112

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Women on Stage in Stuart Drama provides a 'prehistory' of the actress, filling an important gap in established accounts of how women came to perform in the Restoration theatre. Sophie Tomlinson uncovers and analyzes a revolution in theatrical discourse in response to the cultural innovations of two Stuart queens consort, Anna of Denmark and the Cited by:   Women on Stage in Stuart Drama, by Sophie Tomlinson.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: Pp. xii + Cloth $ For so many years, scholars of English Renaissance drama accepted the proposition that no women performed on stage until the Restoration and when they did appear on English stages, it was assumed their advent was the direct result of English exposure to.

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It acts as a fine resource, most particularly for its efforts to fill in the gaps and explain the elements, literary and performative, that led up to women on the professional stage.

"Women on Stage in Stuart Drama provides a 'prehistory' of the actress, filling an important gap in established accounts of how women came to perform in the Restoration theatre. Sophie Tomlinson uncovers and analyses a revolution in theatrical discourse in response to the cultural innovations of two Stuart queens consort, Anna of Denmark and.

This book investigates the relationship betwen female theatricality and women's subjectivity or selfhood as it is represented in early Stuart drama, on stage and in social behaviour. The material I discuss testifies to ‘an increased self-consciousness about the fashioning of [female] identity as a manipulable, artful process’, accompanied.

Women on Stage in Stuart Drama provides a 'prehistory' of the actress, filling an important gap in established accounts of how women came to perform in the Restoration theatre. Sophie Tomlinson uncovers and analyzes a revolution in theatrical discourse in response to the cultural innovations of two Stuart queens consort, Anna of Denmark and the.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource ( pages). Contents: Re-crafting tragedy: gender and genre in seventeenth-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.

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