Women’s War Drama in England in the Seventeenth Century

by Brenda Liddy

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Setting the Scene: A Contextual Examination of Women’s drama in the Early Modern Period

Chapter 2: “Our pedantical servants, have given us up for a prey to the enemy”: Representations of Female Community in Jane Cavendish and Elizabeth Brackley’s The Concealed Fancies and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle’s The Sociable Companions

Chapter 3: “The Devil take this cursed plotting Age”: Representations of Female Community in Aphra Behn’s The Rover and The Feigned Courtesans

Chapter 4: “Shall only men be Conquerors, and women Slaves?”: Representations of Female Soldiers in Margaret Cavendish’s Loves Adventures and Bell in Campo

Chapter 5: “Though she be no Natural Amazon, she’s Capable of all their Martial Fopperies”: Representations of Female Soldiers in Aphra Behn’s The Young King and The Widdow Ranter

Chapter 6: “Why Should we Tear Ourselves with Civil War?”: Representations of Women as Peacemakers in Katherine Philips’ Pompey and Horace

Chapter 7: “Never was a Civil War Feared More than Now”: Representations of Women as peacemakers in Aphra Behn’s The Roundheads and The City Heiress





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