Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England
Samuel Brandon, Christian stoicism, stoicism, English literature, tragicomedy, 16th century, Rome, Marc Antony, Cleopatra, women in literature, English drama
This article reports on the play "The Virtuous Octavia," by Samuel Brandon, and the role of women in it. The article discusses the play in relation to the feminine ideal of the Christian Stoic, noting its role as a model for women in literature and drama. Information is also provided on constancy, suffering, and verse.
Bruce, Yvonne, "'That Which Marreth All': Constancy and Gender in The Virtuous Octavia" (2009). English Faculty Publications. 86.
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