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Women and Race in Early Modern Texts Joyce Green Macdonald

Women and Race in Early Modern Texts

Joyce Green Macdonald

Published January 28th 2005
ISBN : 9780511029677
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Joyce Green MacDonald discusses the links between womens racial, sexual, and civic identities in early modern texts. She examines the scarcity of African women in English plays of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the racial identity of theMoreJoyce Green MacDonald discusses the links between womens racial, sexual, and civic identities in early modern texts. She examines the scarcity of African women in English plays of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the racial identity of the women in the drama and also that of the women who watched and sometimes wrote the plays. The coverage also includes texts from the late fourteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, by, among others, Shakespeare, Jonson, Davenant, the Countess of Pembroke and Aphra Behn.