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Stage mothers : women, work, and the theater, 1660-1830 / edited by Laura Engel and Elaine M. McGirr.

Engel, Laura, (editor.). McGirr, Elaine M., 1972- (editor.).
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Subject: Women in the theater > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Women in the theater > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Actresses > Great Britain > Biography.
Working mothers > Great Britain > Biography.
English drama > 18th century > History and criticism.
English drama > 19th century > History and criticism.
English drama > Women authors > History and criticism.
Mothers in literature.
Motherhood in literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781611486049
  • ISBN: 1611486041
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 274 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Lewisburg [Pennsylvania] : Bucknell University Press ; [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-266) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
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