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Love's Victory

by Lady Mary Wroth

Edited by Alison Findlay, Philip Sidney and Michael G. Brennan

Love's Victory
Hardcover

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9320-7
  • Pages: 280
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: March 2021
  • BIC Category: Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, The arts / Theatre studies, Literature & literary studies / Plays, playscripts, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: plays & playwrights, LITERARY CRITICISM / General, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General, Literature
  • Series: The Revels Plays

Description

Love's Victory by Lady Mary Wroth (1587-1651) is the first romantic comedy written in English by a woman. The Revels Plays publishes for the first time a fully-authorised, modern spelling edition of the Penshurst manuscript, the only copy of the play containing all five acts, handwritten by Wroth and privately owned by the Viscount De L'Isle. Edited by Alison Findlay, Philip Sidney and Michael G. Brennan, their critical introduction provides details of Wroth's remarkable life and work as a member of the Sidney family, tracing connections between Love's Victory, her prose and poetry and her family's extensive writings. The editors introduce readers to the influence of court drama on Love's Victory and offer a new account of the play's stage history in productions from 1999-2018. Extensive commentary notes guiding the modern reader include explanatory glosses, literary references and staging information.

Contents

Introduction
The Play
Notes
Appendices
Index

Editors

Alison Findlay is Professor of Renaissance Drama in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University

Philip Sidney is an independent scholar living and working in Kent

Michael G. Brennan is Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Leeds

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