Hope you’re well 🙂 Today marks a return to English-speaking writers after the last couple of months dealing with the oddities, and then trying to make sense, of google translate. I promise I won’t stay here in lazy-town but it’s been nice to work on something a little easier this month. So let’s meet our female playwright of the month:
💜 So little is known about Jane Wiseman that it’s a factlet in itself.
💚 Wrote one play ‘Antiochus the Great’ (also known as ‘The Fatal Relapse’). It was produced at the New Theatre, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, in 1701.
💜 It was published on 25th November 1701.
💚 She was also an actress and poet.
💜 Thought to be the writer of a book of verse Fairy Tales published in 1717 under her married name of Mrs Holt.
💚 Notable for coming from a modest, lower class background, instead of having the privilege of a noble woman’s education.
HER FULL STATS: Born 1673 (baptised in March) possibly in Holborn.
Died sometime after 1717.