Table of Contents:
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Privacy, playreading, and performance
  • 2. Jane Lumley: humanist translation and the culture of playreading
  • 3. Elizabeth Cary: "private" drama and print
  • 4. Margaret Cavendish: the closing of the theatres and the politics of playreading
  • 5. Anne Finch: authorship, privacy and the Restoration stage
  • Conclusion: "closet" drama: private space, private stage, and gender
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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