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Canon Fodder

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

As an aspect of the book's concern with the emergence of professional writing, this chapter investigates the part played by two women writers, Susanna Centlivre and Eliza Haywood, in promoting the ... More


Her Wit, without Her Shame: Women Writing after Behn

Jane Spencer

in Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The evidence of 18th-century women's literary history shows many different ways of responding to Aphra Behn. This chapter has divided consideration of Behn's effect on her female successors into ... More


Old stories, new histories

Bush-Bailey Gilli

in Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The personal and professional confidence that marks the work of the actress/managers and female playwrights in the closing years of the seventeenth century became increasingly strained as the company ... More


Immodest Witnesses

Tita Chico

in The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605442
eISBN:
9781503606456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605442.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The character of the immodest witness embodies the self-interest, sexual desire, and circulation of wealth implicitly bound up with the practice of experimental philosophy. The characterization of ... More


London Theatricals: Italian Opera and an Evening at the Theatre

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The London theatres in the first decade of the eighteenth century experienced changes in the types of entertainment offered and in their staging. Many of the stars of the previous decades including ... More


Physiology, Commerce, and Comedy: Three Hours after Marriage and A Bold Stroke for a Wife

Al Coppola

in The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190269715
eISBN:
9780190269739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269715.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the conflicting treatment of scientific folly in two plays staged in 1717–18, the Scriblerians’ Three Hours after Marriage and Susanna Centlivre’s A Bold Stroke for a Wife, in ... More


Modest Witnesses and Eager Spectators: Engendering Enlightenment Science

Al Coppola

in The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190269715
eISBN:
9780190269739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269715.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Drama

This chapter investigates the gendering and engendering of natural philosophy in the long eighteenth century—that is, the way in which experimental natural philosophy was established as a preeminent ... More


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