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Dramatizing home and memory:Lady Mary Sidney and Lady Mary Wroth

Findlay, Alison (2009) Dramatizing home and memory:Lady Mary Sidney and Lady Mary Wroth. Home Cultures, 6 (2). pp. 135-147. ISSN 1740-6315

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Abstract

The article discusses two plays by noblewomen: Lady Mary Sidney Herbert's translation The Tragedy of Antony (1998[1591]) and Lady Mary Wroth's pastoral tragicomedy Love's Victory (1614-16), to explore how drama, as a genre, provides unique opportunities for remaking home as a woman's space. Irigaray's vision of woman's self-dispossession within the home and Elizabeth Grosz's injunction to recover a female-centered chora, provide a framework to read the texts. Drawing on the classical idea of a memory-theater, the article analyzes how the scripts creatively manipulate relationships between domestic venues and settings in order to reshape memories and promote alternative constructions of woman's place.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Home Cultures
Uncontrolled Keywords: Home ; Memory ; Memory-theater ; Drama ; Early ; Modern ; Women
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing
ID Code: 58740
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2012 13:43
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 08:41
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58740

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