Looking Back: Women in Restoration Theatre

Looking Back: Women in Restoration Theatre

Breaking the Fifth Wall is a festival celebrating women in theatre, run by the Oxford University Drama Officer in association with the Oxford Playhouse, deliberately coordinating with the centenary of women first getting the vote in Britain.

In the second of our two events designed to crossover the academic and practical sides of women in theatre, Dr Ros Ballaster will be joined by playwright April di Angelis, discussing women’s involvement in restoration drama and how it speaks to audiences today.

As part of this event, there will also be a short performance of Restoration drama from students at the University of Oxford. Professor Ros Ballaster is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Oxford and professorial fellow in English at Mansfield College. She teaches courses on the fiction of fantasy in the long eighteenth century, Georgian theatre, and women’s writing. Two monographs, Seductive Forms: Women’s Amatory Fiction 1684-1740 (Oxford University Press, 1992) and Fabulous Orients: Fictions

Duration: 1 hour with no interval

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