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 writers item

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.


Ariadne,. She Ventures, and He Wins. Printed for H. Rhodes, J. Harris, and S. Briscoe, 1696.