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Women and Shakespeare in the eighteenth century

Author: Fiona Ritchie
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fiona Ritchie analyses the significant role played by women in the construction of Shakespeare's reputation which took place in the eighteenth century. The period's perception of Shakespeare as unlearned allowed many women to identify with him and in doing so they seized an opportunity to enter public life by writing about and performing his works. Actresses (such as Hannah Pritchard, Kitty Clive, Susannah Cibber,
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Ritchie
ISBN: 9781107046306 1107046300
OCLC Number: 855957476
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015
Winner of Society for Theatre Research Theatre Book Prize 2014
Description: x, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Women and Shakespeare in the Restoration --
1. Actresses in the age of Garrick --
2. Women critics in the age of Johnson --
3. Theatrical women respond to Shakespeare --
4. Jordan and Siddons: beyond Thalia and Melpomene --
5. Women playgoers: historical repertory and sentimental response --
Conclusion: Part of an Englishwoman's constitution.
Responsibility: Fiona Ritchie, McGill University, Montréal.
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