Author Biography

Tanya Caldwell is Professor of English and Associate Graduate Director at Georgia State University. She is the author of Time to Begin Anew: Dryden's Georgics and Aeneis (Bucknell), Virgil Made English (Palgrave, Popular Plays by Women in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (Broadview edition), and articles on various aspects of seventeenth and eighteenth century literature and culture. She is currently working on a biography of Hannah Cowley.


This article reviews the production of Hannah Cowley's The Belle's Stratagem directed by Tony Cownie and produced for the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in February and March 2018. In setting the play in Edinburgh and placing emphasis on its women characters, Cownie underscores the universal and timeless relevance of Cowley's play as well as its performance versatility.


Hannah Cowley, domestic comedy, #metoo, marriage, sisterhood, native values