Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2014

276 Pages

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719062506

Bookseller Code (06)


Women on the Renaissance stage

Anna of Denmark and female masquing in the Stuart court 1590-1619

Clare McManus

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An innovative study of a hitherto-neglected performance tradition
  • Establishes a tradition of seventeenth-century female performance
  • Investigates the writers including Jonson, Daniel, Campion and others
  • Looks at all of the different aspects of the masques including staging, ceremonies and festivities
  • Looks at how Anna of Denmark (wife of James VI and I) commissioned masques and performances from both male and female performers

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