Description - Joanna Baillie, Romantic Dramatist by Thomas C. Crochunis
Joanna Baillie, Romantic Dramatist is the first-ever collection of critical essays on one of Britain's most prolific literary dramatists. A playwright whose work is rapidly gaining the attention of theatre artists and scholars of eighteenth and nineteenth century literary history, dramatic history and women's studies, Joanna Baillie's plays have in recent years been viewed as important evidence in our rethinking of each of these fields of study and, as more have been included in classroom anthologies and taught widely in undergraduate and graduate courses, teachers and students have drawn upon the kinds of contexts that are thoroughly considered in the essays of this volume. This unique collection includes contributions from leading scholars of women's dramatic writing of the Romantic era and the specialists across the various fields of study with greatest relevance to Baillie's playwriting.
The essays range from introductory contexts for those encountering Baillie's work for the first time to thought-provoking examinations of the complex relationships between Baillie's plays and other forms of philosophical and scientific writing of her era and of Baillie's theatrical and dramatic methods, in some cases providing extended interpretations of individual plays. Teachers and students will welcome this collection, which offers a variety of approaches to exploring the work of this important dramatist.
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