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The Margaret Cavendish Society

Women &
Dramatic Production

in association

Lancaster University

Women Dramatists 1550-1670:
Plays in Performance

In this teaching video, which demonstrably refutes the notion that plays written by women of this period were 'unperformed, not intended for performance and unperformable', Alison Findlay (Lancaster University), Stephanie Hodgson-Wright (University of Sunderland) and Gweno Williams (University College of Ripon and York St. John) introduce and discuss extracts from performances of four plays by women writers:

  • Stephanie Hodgson-Wright on her 1994 production of The Tragedy of Mariam (1613) by Elizabeth Cary
  • Alison Findlay on her 1994 production of The Concealed Fancies (c. 1645) by Jane Cavendish and Elizabeth Brackley (directed with Jane Milling, University of Exeter)
  • Gweno Williams on her 1995 production of central scenes from The Convent of Pleasure (1668) by Margaret Cavendish (directed by Bill Pinner, University College of Ripon and York St. John)
  • Stephanie Hodgson-Wright on her 1997 production of Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1554) by Jane Lumley
  • Running Time: 85 minutes
    Price (inc. post & packing): �25 US$50 AUS$65 CAN$65

    Available in PAL, NTSC and SECAM formats (VHS only)

    Enquiries/orders to:

    Dr Stephanie Hodgson-Wright, Senior Lecturer in English Studies
    School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Priestman Building, Green Terrace
    Sunderland SR1 3PZ United Kingdom
    tel. 0191515 3254 fax. 0191515 2226
    email: stephanie.hodgson-wright @sunderland.ac.uk