Brand new hardback book. Number 7 in the series "Gender and Genre". Hannah Cowley (1743-1809) was a successful dramatist, and something of an eighteenth-century celebrity. In her heyday, Cowley's plays were put on across Europe and America, and the most celebrated actresses of the period-Sarah Siddons, Dora Jordan, Mary Robinson-all acted in them, as did fellow dramatist and actress Elizabeth Inchbald. She was even portrayed disparagingly by Charlotte Smith in two of her novels. New critical interest in the drama of this period has meant a resurgence of interest in Cowley's writing and in the performance of her plays. This is the first substantial monograph study to examine Cowley's life and work. It examines her comedy-the genre in which she made her name-and traces the path of her experimentation with tragedy and alternative 'illegitimate' forms. Escott questions how a woman was able to overcome the obstacles of her gender to use existing (and mould developing) genres for her purpose.
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