Category Archives: Centlivre (Susanna)

Finding Freedom in Masquerade

Looking for sexual freedom in a rigid confines of the marriage plot, 18th century playwrights Susanna Centlivre and Hannah Cowley turned to the masquerade motif.

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Unruly Women Playing Cards

The Folger’s revival of Susanne Centlivre’s 1705 comedy about unruly women playing cards has coincided well with battles in Congress over who has the right to control women’s bodies.

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