Table of contents for Gender, theatre, and the origins of criticism from Dryden to Manley / by Marcie Frank.

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Introduction: the critical stage
1. 'Equal to ourselves': John Dryden's national literary history
2. Staging criticism, staging Milton: John Dryden's The State of Innocence
3. Imitating Shakespeare: gender and criticism
4. The female playwright and the city lady
5. Scandals of a female nature

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Criticism Great Britain History 18th century, Manley, Mrs, (Mary de la Riviere), 1663-1724 Knowledge Literature, English literature History and criticism Theory, etc, Criticism Great Britain History 17th century, Dryden, John, 1631-1700 Knowledge Literature, English drama History and criticism Theory, etc, Dryden, John, 1631-1700 Influence, Sex role in literature, Sex in literature