Spedding believes that the original numbers came out more regularly than has sometimes been assumed by commentators. Collected in volume form after two editions in these original numbers, The Female Spectator had nine editions or...
She had been working on it for two years, and saw it as an attempt to reform the stage.
Clark, Constance. Three Augustan Women Playwrights. Peter Lang, 1986.
sent her detailed suggestions for revision, which sought to improve not her literary...
Family and Intimate relationships
Congreve never married. He had two successive long-term liaisons, the first with the actress Anne Bracegirdle
, for whose interpretation he created all his heroines of comedy,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
and the second (most discreetly conducted) with the...