Treading the bawds challenges the traditional boundaries that have separated the histories of the first actresses and the early female playwright. It brings the approaches of new histories and historiography to bear on old stories to make alternative connections between women working in the business of theatre. Drawing from feminist cultural materialist theories and historiographies, Bush-Bailey analyses the collaboration between the actresses Elizabeth Barry and Anne Bracegirdle and women playwrights such as Aphra Behn and ...

Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage 2009, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719072512

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Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late-Stuart Stage 2006, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719072505

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