Renaissance Drama by Women: Texts and Documents

1st Edition

S.P. Cerasano, Marion Wynne-Davies

Routledge
Published December 21, 1995
Textbook - 252 Pages
ISBN 9780415098076 - CAT# RU11809

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Summary

Renaissance Drama By Women is a unique volume of plays and documents. For the first time, it demonstrates the wide range of theatrical activity in which women were involved during the Renaissance period. It includes full-length plays, a translated fragment by Queen Elizabeth I, a masque, and a substantial number of historical documents. With full and up-to-date accompanying critical material, this collection of texts is an exciting and invaluable resource for use in both the classroom and research.
Special features introduced by the editors include:
* introductory material to each play
* modernized spellings
* extensive notes and annotations
* biographical essays on each playwright
* a complete bibliography
Methodically and authoritatively edited by S.P. Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies, Renaissance Drama by Women is a true breakthrough for the study of women's literature and performance.

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