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Author Wilson, Brett D., 1971-
Title A race of female patriots : women and public spirit on the British stage, 1688-1745 / Brett D. Wilson.
Imprint Lanham : Bucknell University Press, co-published with the Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2012.

Series Transits : literature, thought & culture 1650-1850
Transits (Bucknell University)
Subject English drama -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Political plays, English -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Women in literature.
Patriotism in literature.
Theater -- Political aspects -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Women in the theater -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Theater audiences -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 293 pages).
Note Introduction: "A female patriot? vanity! absurd!"--"How hard is the condition of our sex"?: the female advocate and the subject of sympathy in The fair penitent -- That sex's care: sentimental union and the common good -- Public victims: Janes, Jacobites, and the national she-tragedy -- "Even in the softer sex": gendering patriotism in the plays of James Thomson -- Epilogue: circulating power, public affections, and the re-masculinization of British public spirit.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "A female patriot? vanity! absurd!" -- "How hard is the condition of our sex"?: the female advocate and the subject of sympathy in The fair penitent -- That sex's care: sentimental union and the common good -- Public victims: Janes, Jacobites, and the national she-tragedy -- "Even in the softer sex": gendering patriotism in the plays of James Thomson -- Epilogue: circulating power, public affections, and the re-masculinization of British public spirit.
ISBN 9781611483659 (electronic bk.)
1611483654 (electronic bk.)
9781611483642 (cloth alk. paper)
OCLC # 774293498
Additional Format Print version: Wilson, Brett D., 1971- Race of female patriots. Lanham : Bucknell University Press, co-published with the Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2012 (DLC) 2011039966