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Women’s Theatre Writing in Victorian Britain

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Katherine Newey
    Pages 10-38
  3. Katherine Newey
    Pages 39-65
  4. Katherine Newey
    Pages 66-109
  5. Art
    Katherine Newey
    Pages 110-134
  6. Katherine Newey
    Pages 135-168
  7. Katherine Newey
    Pages 169-189
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 190-269

About this book


Women's Theatre Writing in Victorian Britain is the first book to make a comprehensive study of women playwrights in the British theatre from 1820 to 1918. It looks at how women playwrights negotiated their personal and professional identities as writers, and examines the female tradition of playwriting which dramatises the central experience of women's lives around the themes of home, the nation, and the position of women in marriage and the family. The book also includes an extensive Appendix of authors and plays, which will be a useful reference tool for students and scholars in nineteenth-century studies and theatre historians.


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About the authors

KATHERINE NEWEY is Professor of Drama and Theatre Arts in the Department of Drama at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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