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Traditional Drama, Music, and Custom in Early Suffolk
James Stokes, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=FB-52244-06
"The Ongoing Exploration of Women and Performance in Early Modern England:Evidences, Issues, and Questions" (Article) [show prizes]
Title: "The Ongoing Exploration of Women and Performance in Early Modern England:Evidences, Issues, and Questions"
Author: James Stokes
Abstract: The conventional view, promulgated in standard histories and taught in schools, is that women first took part in public performance in England during the Restoration. Using copious archival evidence, this essay demonstrates that women participated in drama, custom, and ceremony in England from earliest times, interrupted only during the puritan reforms of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and that the evidences are of many kinds, as are the varieties of performance.
Access Model: open
Periodical Title: Shakespeare Bulletin
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press