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Treading the BawdsActresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage$
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Gilli Bush-Bailey

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719072505

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.001.0001

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In the company of women

In the company of women

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(p.27) 1 In the company of women
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Treading the Bawds
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Gilli Bush-Bailey

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.003.0002

This chapter deals with the context in which theatre women were operating in the middle of the seventeenth century. It discusses Aphra Behn, the ‘first’ professional female playwright; ‘female fellows’ who made up the Duke's Company; the female audience; and Elizabeth Barry's entrance to the theatre.

Keywords:   theatre women, female playwrights, Duke's Company, Elizabeth Barry

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