Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth-Century Britain
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Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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ISBN-13:
9780521659826
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.1999
Seiten:
295
Autor:
Tracy C. Davis
Gewicht:
508 g
Format:
228x153x20 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction Tracy C. Davis and Ellen Donkin; Part I. In Judgment: 1. The sociable playwright and representative citizen Tracy C. Davis; 2. 'To be public as a genius and private as a woman': the critical framing of nineteenth-century British women playwrights Gay Gibson Cima; 3. Mrs. Gore gives tit-for-tat Ellen Donkin; Part II. Wrighting the Play: 4. Jane Scott the writer/manager Jacky Bratton; 5. Illusions of authorship Jane Moody; 6. Sara Lane: questions of authorship Jim Davis; Part III. Staging the State: Joanna Baillie's 'Constantine Paleologus' Beth H. Freidman-Romell; 8. 'The Lady Playwrights' and 'The Wild Tribes of the East': female dramatists in the East End theatres, 1860-80 Heidi J. Holder; 9. 'From a female pen': the proper lady as playwright in the West End theatre, 1823-44 Katherine Newey; Part IV. Genre Trouble: 10. Genre trouble: Joanna Baillie, Elizabeth Polack - tragic subjects, melodramatic subjects Susan Bennett; 11. Sappho in the closet Denise A. Walen; 12. Conflicted politics and circumspect comedy: women's comic playwriting in the 1890s Susan Carlson; Index.
This collection of essays recovers the names and careers of nineteenth-century women playwrights.