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Author Korda, Natasha

Title Labors lost : women's work and the early modern English stage / Natasha Korda

Publ Info Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2011]
2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  PN2582.W65 K67 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PN2582.W65 K67 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript [ix], 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-311) and index
Contents Labors lost -- Dame usury -- Froes and Rebatos -- Cries and oysterwives -- False wares
Note "Labors Lost offers an account of working women's behind-the-scenes and hitherto unacknowledged contributions to theatrical production in Shakespeare's time. Natasha Korda reveals that the purportedly all-male professional stage relied on the labor, wares, ingenuity, and capital of women of all stripes. Combining archival research on women who worked in and around the playhouses with revisionist readings of canonical and lesser-known plays, Labors Lost retrieves this lost history by detailing the diverse ways women participated in the work of playing, and the ways male players and playwrights in turn helped to shape the cultural meanings of women's work." -- Provided by publisher
LC subject Women in the theater -- England -- History -- 16th century
Women in the theater -- England -- History -- 17th century
Women -- Employment -- England -- History -- 16th century
Women -- Employment -- England -- History -- 17th century
Theater -- England -- History -- 16th century
Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism
Theater and society -- England -- History -- 16th century
Theater and society -- England -- History -- 17th century
ISBN 9780812243444 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0812243447 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40019859011