Labors Lost: Women's Work and the Early Modern English Stage
360 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 illus.
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4344-4 | $69.95 | £45.50
"This is a very exciting book. Its chief claim, more than amply substantiated, is that women played a much more active role in the production of early modern theater than prior scholarship has asserted. Labors Lost offers a rich and nuanced picture of the many different ways in which women took part in the early modern theatrical world."–Jean E. Howard, Columbia University
Labors Lost offers a fascinating and wide-ranging account of working women's behind-the-scenes and hitherto unacknowledged contributions to theatrical production in Shakespeare's time.
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