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A New Penn Press Podcast–Felicity Nussbaum on Rival Queens, 18th Century British Actresses, and the Birth of Celebrity

Today's female celebrities were not the first to deal with the highs of
fame and the lows of sexually charged gossip. In the latest Penn Press podcast, UCLA English professor Felicity Nussbaum discusses the changing roles of women on stage and off stage in eighteenth-century England. Nussbaum is the author of Rival Queens: Actresses, Performance, and the Eighteenth-Century British Theater.

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