The New Woman and Other Emancipated Woman Plays

The New Woman and Other Emancipated Woman Plays

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Female emancipation and the much derided 'New Woman' was a subject of immense fascination in the English Theatre of the 1890s. Associated issues of women's education, freedom of thought, the sexual double standard, and the right to self-determination feature in play after play of the period. However the advent of the New Drama after the turn of the century marked a change of emphasis and figures previously demonized were now heroized. This collection includes two plays from the 1890s, Sidney Grundy's The New Woman (1894) and Arthur Wing Pinero's The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (1895), both much mentioned in recent criticism but neither available, until now, and two of the liveliest examples of the New Drama, Elizabeth Robins's Votes for Women (1907) and St John Hankin's The Last of the De Mullins (1908).show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 18mm | 240.41g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • notes, bibliography
  • 0192824279
  • 9780192824271

Table of contents

Introduction; Note on the Texts; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Authors' Publications; A Chronology of New Woman Plays; The New Woman; The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith; Votes for Women!; The Last of the De Mullins; Explanatory Notesshow more

About Sidney Grundy

Jean Chothia is Lecturer in English Faculty, Cambridge University, and Fellow of Selwyn College, more

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