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Women in British Romantic Theatre

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is women in British romantic theatre.


Six Superlative Sources

· Crochunis, Thomas C., and Michael Eberle-Sinatra, eds. British Women Playwrights around 1800. Special issue of Romanticism on the Net, November 1998.

· Burroughs, Catherine. Closet Stages: Joanna Baillie and the Theater Theory of British Romantic Women Writers. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.

· Burroughs, Catherine, ed. Women in British Romantic Theatre: Drama, Performance, and Society, 1790-1840. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

· Davis, Tracy C., and Ellen Donkin, eds. Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

· Donkin, Ellen. Getting into the Act: Women Playwrights in London, 1776-1829. Routledge, 1995.

· Schofield, Mary Anne, and Cecilia Macheski, eds. Curtain Calls: British and American Women and the Theater, 1660-1820. Ohio University Press, 1991.

Other Excellent Sources

· Purinton, Marjean. "Revising Romanticism by Inscripting Women Playwrights," Romanticism on the Net 12 (November 1998).

· Carlson, Julie. In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

· Cox, Jeffrey, ed. Seven Gothic Dramas, 1789-1825. Ohio University Press, 1992.

· Watkin, Daniel P. A Materialist Critique of English Romantic Drama. University Press of Florida, 1993.

· Purinton, Marjean. Romantic Ideology Unmasked: The Mentally Constructed Tyrannies in Dramas of William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and Joanna Baillie. University of Delaware Press, 1994.

· Mellor, Anne K. "Theatre as the School of Virtue." Mothers of the Nation: Women's Political Writing in England, 1780-1830. Indiana University Press, 2000.

· Rubik, Margarete. Early Women Dramatists, 1550-1800. St. Martin's Press, 1998.

· Mann, David D., Susan Garland Mann, and Camille Garnier. Women Playwrights in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1660-1823. Indiana University Press, 1996. The appendices are extremely helpful for providing a picture of the extent of female playwrighting throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

· Slagle, Judith Bailey. The Collected Letters of Joanna Baillie. Associated University Presses, 1999. Two volumes.

· Baer, Marc. Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London. Clarendon Press, 1992.

· Russell, Gillian. The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics, and Society, 1793-1815. Clarendon Press, 1995.

· Hadley, Elaine. Melodramatic Tactics: Theatricalized Dissent in the English Marketplace, 1800-1885. Stanford University Press, 1995.

· Bolton, Betsy. "Romancing the Stone: 'Perdita' Robinson in Wordsworth's London." English Literary History (ELH) 64 (1997), pp. 727-59.

· Pascoe, Judith. Romantic Theatricality: Gender, Poetry, and Spectatorship. Cornell University Press, 1997.

· Cox, Jeffrey N., ed. The Drama. Volume 5 of Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period. Chatto and Pickering, 1999.

· Franceschina, John, ed. Sisters of Gore: Seven Gothic Melodramas by British Women, 1790-1843. Garland Publishing, 1997.

· Gilroy, Amanda, and Keith Hanley, eds. Joanna Baillie: A Selection of Poems and Plays. Chatto and Pickering, 1997.

· Sabor, Peter, and Geoffrey Sill, eds. The Witlings and The Woman Hater, by Frances Burney. Broadview Press, 2002.

· Scullion, Adrienne, ed. Female Playwrights of the Nineteenth Century. J.M. Dent, 1996.

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