Women of Quality
This piece was written for a class called "Pleasure and Theatre: 1660-1800." As a culminating assignment for the class, I wrote a play that brought together eight women from a variety of the Restoration Era texts we'd read. The women meet in secret to discuss the structures and restrictions of their positions in society, debate their differences, and write their own story.
Source plays include: Marriage à la Mode by John Dryden; The Country Wife by William Wycherley; The Rover by Aphra Behn; Venice Preserv'd by Thomas Otway.
Period piece; drama; verse and prose; based on source texts
Palmyra: femme; any ethnicity; 20s-30s
Lady Fidget: femme; any ethnicity; 20s-40s
An Orange Woman: femme; any ethnicity; 30s-50s
Angellica Bianca: femme; any ethnicity; 20s-30s
Belvidera: femme; any ethnicity; 20s
Miranda: femme; any ethnicity; 20s-30s
Lucilia: femme; any ethnicity; 20s-30s
Lesbia: femme; any ethnicity; 20s-30s
Mature themes including: structures of gendered oppression, classism