By Cecilia M. Beach

Until lately, French girls playwrights had acquired virtually no serious realization and their works have been for the main half thoroughly unknown, yet this quantity is proof of the real contribution they've got made to international literature. It provides an intensive checklist of the dramatic works of greater than four hundred French ladies playwrights from the sixteenth via nineteenth centuries and contains short biographical details, in addition to booklet, functionality, and availability info for almost 3,000 plays.

The quantity contains authors who're fairly unknown, in addition to extra canonical names corresponding to Marguerite de Navarre and George Sand. The publication is split into 4 chapters, every one dedicated to a selected century with authors indexed alphabetically. each one access contains easy biographical information regarding the writer, reminiscent of pseudonyms, position and date of delivery and demise, professions or actions for which the writer is understood, and different genres within which the writer wrote. performs are indexed chronologically lower than the author's name.

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