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Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Gilli Bush-Bailey


This book challenges the traditional boundaries that have separated the histories of the first actresses and the early female playwright, bringing the approaches of new histories and historiography to bear on old stories to make alternative connections between women working in the business of theatre. Drawing from feminist cultural materialist theories and historiographies, it analyses the collaboration between the actresses Elizabeth Barry and Anne Bracegirdle and women playwrights such as Aphra Behn and Mary Pix, tracing a line of influence from the time of the first theatres royal to the re ... More

Keywords: female playwright, Elizabeth Barry, Anne Bracegirdle, Aphra Behn, Mary Pix, business of theatre, history of women, Ariadne, William Congreve, playhouse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719072505
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilli Bush-Bailey, author