Love's Victory

by Lady Mary Wroth

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

Love's Victory


  • Paperback

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9320-7
  • Pages: 280
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: March 2021
  • BIC Category: The arts / Theatre studies, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM / General, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Early Modern Literature, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: plays & playwrights, Literature & literary studies / Plays, playscripts, Literature, Theatre studies
  • Series: The Revels Plays


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.


The Play


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

Love's Victory

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

Hardcover £85.00 / $130.00

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