The Ladies: Female Patronage of Restoration Drama 1660-1700

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This is the first in-depth study of a female audience that shows how and why women went to the theater in Restoration England. Robert challenges the assumption that a "ladies' faction" played an important part in encouraging the playhouses to present a more moral, less bawdy or "satirical" style of comedy, thus changing the course of English drama ... Read More

The Ladies: Female Patronage of Restoration Drama 1660-1700 1989, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198117438

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