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Lady Jane Lumley was a Renaissance translator who distinguished herself by producing the earliest extant English version of a tragedy by Euripides, which is also the earliest play by a woman in English. She also translated orations and wrote dedications of her writing to her father.
About 1537 Lady Jane Fitzalan (later LJL) was born, the eldest in a family of three. Bibliographic Citation link.
About 1550 Soon after she became a child bride, LJL, still living in her father's house, made the earliest extant English translation of a Greek tragedy: "Iphigeneia" from Euripides. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 July 1578 Lady Jane Lumley died at Arundel House in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1909 LJL's translated tragedy was printed for the first time in an edition by Harold H. Child in the Malone Society Reprints series, under the title Iphigenia at Aulis. Bibliographic Citation link.
1997 LJL's translated tragedy was staged at the University of Sunderland, produced by Stephanie Hodgson-Wright. Bibliographic Citation link.
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