Standard Name: Cowley, Hannah
Birth Name: Hannah Parkhouse
Married Name: Hannah Cowley
Pseudonym: Anna Matilda
Used Form: Mrs Cowley
Used Form: Mrs Cowley, the Author of the Runaway, A Comedy
HC , who is said to have become a dramatist by accident and who probably persevered out of necessity, achieved in time great stage success during the late eighteenth century. She was well acquainted with the plays of her female predecessors, and often made use of them. She also wrote poetry, and may possibly have written a novel.
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|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Inchbald||
EI was also professionally acquainted with the dramatist Hannah Cowley . She was in the cast of Cowley's first hit, The Belle's Stratagem, which opened in February 1780; but a year later, during the...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Maria Theresa Kemble||
The title alludes to Hannah Cowley 's very popular The Belle's Stratagem, 1780. MTK 's heroine, like hers, is lively and witty. Lady Emily spars verbally with her suitor O'Donolan, and keeps her freedom...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Anna Maria Mackenzie||
Meanwhile the heroine, Maria Stanley, is unjustly spurned by her husband because he believes the lying insinuations of a jealous and wicked woman whom he has rejected, but the truth is revealed in time for...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jane Austen|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Aphra Behn|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Susanna Centlivre||
Hannah Cowley borrowed the subplot for Who's the Dupe?, 1779.
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah Wentworth Morton||
In this volume Lines Addressed to the inimitable Author of the Poems under the signature of Della Crusca and others addressed to Alfred (who may have been her fellow-poet and warm admirer Robert Treat Payne, Jr
|Intertextuality and Influence||Judith Sargent Murray||
She backs this pleasure in modernity with a remarkable grasp of former female history and of the women's literary tradition in English and its contexts. She mentions the Greek foremother Sappho , the patriotic heroism...
|Literary responses||Anna Letitia Barbauld||
Miss Aikin's Poems sold five hundred copies in just over four months, and the second edition sold a similar number in a similar period. In September a third edition was announced.
The Monthly Review...
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
|Literary responses||Frances Brooke||
The Critical Review and Gentleman's Magazine were respectful; the Monthly blamed FB for indelicacy in her heroine and for unfairness to Garrick. It quoted testimonials about his care for their work from other women writers,...
|Literary responses||Mary Bryan||
The Critical Review gave a couple of paragraphs to the collection, praising its soft and genuine sadness, the easy and unpremeditated . . . singularly graceful language, and the refined, enthusiastic, and cultivated mind
Ragaz, Sharon. “Writing to Sir Walter: The Letters of Mary Bryan Bedingfield”. Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text, No. 7.
|Literary responses||Anne Damer|
|Literary responses||Catherine Gore||
Reviews, like that in the Athenæum, were good in the main, and singled out the dialogue for praise even if critical of the character drawing, the plotting, or the level of finish. The Times...
|Material Conditions of Writing||Catherine Gore|
|Material Conditions of Writing||Kate O'Brien|