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|| Introduction / Elaine M. McGirr and Laura Engel -- Actresses, motherhood, and the profession of the stage. The divided heart of the actress: late eighteenth-century actresses and the "cult of maternity" / Helen E.M. Brooks -- The inconvenience of the female condition: Anne Oldfield's pregnancies / J.D. Phillipson -- "Inimitable sensibility": Susannah Cibber's performance of maternity / Elaine M. McGirr -- Working mothers on the romantic stage: Sarah Siddons and Mary Robinson / Ellen Malenas Ledoux -- Representations of mothers on the stage and the page. Rebels for love: maternity, absolutism, and the Earl of Orrery's Mustapha / Laura R. Rosenthal -- Rowe's The ambitious stepmother: motherhood and the politics of the blended family / Marilyn Francus -- Staged virtue: Anastasia Robinson as ideal mother in two operas of the 1720 / Kathryn Lowerre -- Maternal duties and filial malapropisms: Frances Sheridan and the problems of theatrical inheritance / Emrys Jones -- My son, my lover: Gothic contagion and maternal sexuality in the mysterious mother / Jade Higa -- Actresses and their children: Elizabeth and Keppel Craven and the domestic drama of mother-son relations / Judith Hawley -- Mommy diva: the divided loyalities of Sarah Siddons / Laura Engel -- The Gerbini letters: or, a tale of two mothers / Gilli Bush-Bailey.