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Curtain calls : British and American women and the theater, 1660-1820 / edited by Mary Anne Schofield and Cecilia Macheski.

Contributor(s): Schofield, Mary Anne | Macheski, Cecilia, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, c1991Description: xxiii, 403 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0821409573 (alk. paper); 9780821409572 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Women in the theater -- Great Britain | Women in the theater -- United States | English drama -- Women authors -- History and criticism | American drama -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Women and literature -- English-speaking countries | Feminism and theater -- Great Britain | Feminism and theater -- United States | Women in literature | Femmes dans le théâtre -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Femmes dans le théâtre -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Théâtre anglais -- Histoire et critique | Théâtre américain -- Histoire et critique | Féminisme et théâtre -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Féminisme et théâtre -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Femmes dans la littérature | Écrits de femmes -- Histoire et critique | Bühnenkünstlerin | Geschichte (1660-1820) | Aufsatzsammlung | Dramatikerin | Theater | Frau | USA | Großbritannien | American drama Women authors History and criticism | English drama Women authors History and criticism | Feminism and theater Great Britain | Feminism and theater United States | Women and literature English-speaking countries | Women in literature | Women in the theater Great Britain | Women in the theater United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Curtain calls.DDC classification: 792/.092/241 Other classification: 17.82 | 17.87 | 18.05 | 7,25
Contents:
Tough acctress to follow / Edward A. Langhans -- Dramatic dreamscape: women's dreams and utopian vision in the works of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle / Linda R. Payve -- Herself as heroine: protraits as autobiography for Elizabeth Inchbald -- "Towering beyond her sex": stature and sublimity in the achievement of Sarah Siddons -- A feminist link in the old boys' network: the cosseting of Katherine Philips / Maureen E. Mulvihill -- "And poets shall by patron princes live": Aphra Behn and patronage / Deborah C. Payne -- "Depressa resurgam": Elizabeth Griffith's playwriting career / Betty Rizzo -- The paper war of Hannah Cowley and Hannah More / Ellen Donkin -- Finding the good parts: sexuality in women's tragedies in the time of Queen Anne / Kendall -- Aphra Behn: the playwright as "breeches part" / Frances M. Kavenik -- "I by a double right thy bounties claim": Aphra Behn and sexual space / Jessica Munns -- Aphra Behn and the pattern hero / Nancy Cotton -- Dressing to deceive / Edna L. Steeves -- Susanna Rowson: feminist and democrat -- Mercy Otis Warren: dramatist of the American Revolution / Jean B. Kern -- "Quitting the loom and distaff":Eighteenth-Century American women dramatists / Mary Anne Schofield -- Britain's first woman drama critic: Elizabeth Inchbald / Katharine M. Rogers -- Critical remarks on the four taking plays of this season by Crinna, a country parson's wife / Constance Clark -- "Their empire disjoyn'd": serious plays by women on the London stage 1660-1737 / William J. Burling -- "This new-found path attempting": women dramatists in England, 1660-1800 / Judith Philips Stanton -- Plot and politics in Susanna Centlivre's A Bold Stroke for a Wife / Douglas R. Butler -- Aphra Behn: a dramatist in search of the novel / Rose Zimbardo -- Epilogue.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1: DRAMATIS PERSONAE -- Tough acctress to follow / Edward A. Langhans -- Dramatic dreamscape: women's dreams and utopian vision in the works of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle / Linda R. Payve -- Herself as heroine: protraits as autobiography for Elizabeth Inchbald -- "Towering beyond her sex": stature and sublimity in the achievement of Sarah Siddons -- 2: STAGE BUSINESS -- A feminist link in the old boys' network: the cosseting of Katherine Philips / Maureen E. Mulvihill -- "And poets shall by patron princes live": Aphra Behn and patronage / Deborah C. Payne -- "Depressa resurgam": Elizabeth Griffith's playwriting career / Betty Rizzo -- The paper war of Hannah Cowley and Hannah More / Ellen Donkin -- 3: THE DRESSER -- Finding the good parts: sexuality in women's tragedies in the time of Queen Anne / Kendall -- Aphra Behn: the playwright as "breeches part" / Frances M. Kavenik -- "I by a double right thy bounties claim": Aphra Behn and sexual space / Jessica Munns -- Aphra Behn and the pattern hero / Nancy Cotton -- Dressing to deceive / Edna L. Steeves -- 4: SET CHANGE: THE COLONIAL SCENE -- Susanna Rowson: feminist and democrat -- Mercy Otis Warren: dramatist of the American Revolution / Jean B. Kern -- "Quitting the loom and distaff":Eighteenth-Century American women dramatists / Mary Anne Schofield -- 5: CRITICAL REVIEWS -- Britain's first woman drama critic: Elizabeth Inchbald / Katharine M. Rogers -- Critical remarks on the four taking plays of this season by Crinna, a country parson's wife / Constance Clark -- 6: PLAYBILL -- "Their empire disjoyn'd": serious plays by women on the London stage 1660-1737 / William J. Burling -- "This new-found path attempting": women dramatists in England, 1660-1800 / Judith Philips Stanton -- 7: CLOSET DRAMA: FROM PLAY TO THE NOVEL -- Plot and politics in Susanna Centlivre's A Bold Stroke for a Wife / Douglas R. Butler -- Aphra Behn: a dramatist in search of the novel / Rose Zimbardo -- Epilogue.

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The chief virtue of this collection is that its 22 essays, all previously unpublished, represent recent scholarship in an important field and are certain to stimulate interest and inspire further scholarship. Its chief fault is the unevenness in the quality of the contributions, both in content and execution. Too much space is devoted to marginal figures and tedious analysis. But the essays of Frances M. Kravenik and Rose Zimbardo, both on Aphra Behn (who is disproportionately represented), are cogent and elegantly written; essays by Betty Rizzo and Ellen Donkin make valuable observations about the relationships of three women playwrights with David Garrick; Edward Langhans brings to light the struggles and achievements of lesser-known actresses; Judith Philips Stanton provides a useful statistical analysis of women playwrights. Greater editorial diligence was needed, both to prune several of the longer pieces and in copyediting or proofreading. Typos abound: "Astera" for "Astrea" throughout; "Milhouse" for "Milhous" several times; the acute rather than grave accent in "Delariviere," not once but repeatedly. In several instances, citations are missing. The mediocrity of some of the contributions precludes unqualified endorsement. The overall quality is certainly not up to that of Women in Theatre, ed. by James Redmond (1989), a wider-ranging collection. but the strengths of Curtain Calls argue for its inclusion in most academic libraries. -J. W. Lafler, Institute for Historical Study

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