Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2009

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719072512

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Treading the bawds

Actresses and playwrights on the Late Stuart stage

Gilli Bush-Bailey

Published by Manchester University Press

Women Theatre and Performance MUP

  • Breaks the traditional boundaries that have separated the histories of the first actresses and the early female playwrights
  • Brings the approaches of new histories and historiography to bear on old stories to make alternative connections between women working in the business of theatre
  • Traces a line of influence from the time of the first theatres Royal to the rebellion that resulted in the creation of a player's co-operative
  • Offers a fresh approach to the history of women, seeing their neglected plays in the context of performance

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