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The Resource Diana of Dobson's : a romantic comedy in four acts, Cicely Hamilton ; edited by Diane F. Gillespie and Doryjane Birrer

Diana of Dobson's : a romantic comedy in four acts, Cicely Hamilton ; edited by Diane F. Gillespie and Doryjane Birrer

Label
Diana of Dobson's : a romantic comedy in four acts
Title
Diana of Dobson's
Title remainder
a romantic comedy in four acts
Statement of responsibility
Cicely Hamilton ; edited by Diane F. Gillespie and Doryjane Birrer
Creator
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Very successful when first performed in London in 1908, Diana of Dobson's introduces its audience to the overworked and underpaid female assistants at Dobson's Drapery Emporium, whose only alternative to their dead-end jobs is the unlikely prospect of marriage. Although Cicely Hamilton calls the play "a romantic comedy," like George Bernard Shaw she also criticizes a social structure in which so-called self-made men profit from the cheap labour of others, and men with good educations, but insufficient inherited money, look for wealthy wives rather than for work."
  • "This Broadview edition also includes excerpts from Hamilton's autobiography Life Errant (1935) and Marriage as a Trade (1909), her witty polemic on "the woman question"; historical documents illustrating employment options for women and women's work in the theatre; and reviews of the original production of the play."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1872-1952
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Cicely
Dewey number
812/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6015.A44
LC item number
D5 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gillespie, Diane F
  • Birrer, Doryjane
Series statement
Broadview literary texts
Label
Diana of Dobson's : a romantic comedy in four acts, Cicely Hamilton ; edited by Diane F. Gillespie and Doryjane Birrer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Appendices (p. 147-201) include additional material by and about the author and play
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-206)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51086345
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781551113425
Lccn
2003274443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Diana of Dobson's : a romantic comedy in four acts, Cicely Hamilton ; edited by Diane F. Gillespie and Doryjane Birrer
Publication
Note
Appendices (p. 147-201) include additional material by and about the author and play
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-206)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51086345
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781551113425
Lccn
2003274443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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