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Introduction: uncloseting women in British romantic theatre Catherine Burroughs Part I. Historical Contexts: Revolution and Entrenchment: 1. Baillie, Siddons, Larpent: gender, power, and politics in the theatre of romanticism Jeffrey N. Cox 2. Reviewing women in British Romantic Theatre Greg Kucich Part II. Nations, Households, Dramaturgy: 3. Women and history on the romantic stage: More, Yearsley, Burney, and Mitford Katherine Newey 4. English national identity in Mariana Starke's The Sword of Peace: India, abolition, and the rights of women Jeanne Moskal 5. Women's sovereignty on trial: Joanna Baillie's comedy The Tryal as metatheatrics Marjean D. Purinton Part III. Performance and Closet Drama: 6. Outing Joanna Baillie Susan Bennett 7. The management of laughter: Jane Scott's Camilla the Amazon in 1998 Jackey Bratton and Gilli Bush-Bailey Part IV. Criticism and Theory: 8. Elizabeth Inchbald: a woman critic in her theatrical culture Marvin Carlson 9. Authorial performances in the criticism and theory of romantic women playwrights Thomas C. Crochunis Part V. Translation, Adaptation, Revision: 10. Suicide and translation in the dramaturgy of Elizabeth Inchbald and Anne Plumptre Jane Moody 11. Remaking love: remorse in the theatre of Baillie and Inchbald Julie Carlson.