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Description - Bell in Campo & the Sociable Pb by Duc, Professor Margaret Cavendish

Written during the English Civil War and Interregnum when the public theatres were closed and Margaret Cavendish was living away from England in exile, Bell in Campo and The Sociable Companions are scathing satires that speak to the role of women's agency amidst this cultural tumult. In Bell in Campo, a group of virtuous women follow their husbands to war and, refusing to remain docilely out of harm's way, form an army of their own. The Sociable Companions details the struggles of four women from impoverished Royalist families trying to survive in a rapacious marriage market at the war's end.This Broadview Edition presents these two complementary plays together, along with supplementary materials on Cavendish's life, the participation of women in the combat of the English Civil War, the conduct of the Royalist military forces, and seventeenth-century social and marriage conventions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781551112879
ISBN-10: 1551112876
Format: Paperback
Pages: 230
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Duc, Professor Margaret Cavendish

Alexandra G. Bennett has written on Renaissance drama and Cavendish. She teaches at Northern Illinois University.