In the company of women

Gilli Bush-Bailey

in Treading the Bawds

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719072505
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701935 | DOI:
In the company of women

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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

Chapter.  9958 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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