By Joyce Green MacDonald

Joyce eco-friendly MacDonald discusses the hyperlinks among women's racial, sexual, and civic identities in early sleek texts. She examines the shortage of African girls in English performs of the 16th and 17th centuries, the racial identification of the ladies within the drama and likewise that of the ladies who watched and occasionally wrote the performs. The assurance additionally comprises texts from the past due fourteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, through, between others, Shakespeare, Jonson, Davenant, the Countess of Pembroke and Aphra Behn.

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