In this essay Serena Baiesi turns her attention to a particular genre in vogue particularly among women dramatists, namely siege drama. In the siege plays of Frances Brooke, Joanna Baillie and Felicia Hemans, the central event dramatizes the violent clash not only between opposing political factions but also between different cultures, religions and genders. The plays also show how private family affection is strictly connected with public political reality, thereby deconstructing received notions regarding the separate spheres of action for women and men respectively.

Historical Sieges in Women’s Romantic Drama: Felicia Hemans, Joanna Baillie e Frances Brooke

BAIESI, SERENA
2010

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In this essay Serena Baiesi turns her attention to a particular genre in vogue particularly among women dramatists, namely siege drama. In the siege plays of Frances Brooke, Joanna Baillie and Felicia Hemans, the central event dramatizes the violent clash not only between opposing political factions but also between different cultures, religions and genders. The plays also show how private family affection is strictly connected with public political reality, thereby deconstructing received notions regarding the separate spheres of action for women and men respectively.
Womens romantic theatre and drama: history, agency, and performativity
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