Standard Name: Ariadne
Pseudonym: Ariadne
Pseudonym: A Young Lady
The unidentified, seventeenth-century playwright Ariadne is notable for writing—and getting staged—at least one delightful, feminist-inflected comedy.


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Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Meeke
The plot of this novel turns on a conceit reminiscent of She Ventures, and He Wins (1695, a comedy by the unidentified Ariadne —which, however, EM almost certainly never read), with elements of a folk...
Textual Features Naomi Mitchison
Her format here has stories or groups of stories introduced and ended with a poem. Topics range from ancient to contemporary, from sexuality to politics. The first poem has Phaedra telling her sister Ariadne about...


27 October 2009
In Washington, DC, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Washington Shakespeare Company together launched a Sort-of-Jane-Austen Play Reading Festival presenting women playwrights.