Three Tragedies by Renaissance Women Writers (Penguin Classics: Penguin Dramatists)

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9780140436105: Three Tragedies by Renaissance Women Writers (Penguin Classics: Penguin Dramatists)

This volume contains unmodernized versions of plays by each of the three leading Renaissance women dramatists: Elizabeth Cary's "The Tragedie of Mariam" (1613), the story of the plight of a woman married against her will to an unbending tyrant; June Lumley's version of Euripides' "Iphigenia" (1550), the earliest surviving translation of a Greek tragedy; and Mary Sidney's "Antonie" (1590), a blank verse translation of a French Senecan play. Intended for private production, all three were able to address contentious political issues - the nature of the good ruler, resistance to unjust authority - which were seldom permitted on the public stage.

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Lumley, Lady Jane; Pembroke, Mary Countess of; Carey, Elizabeth
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