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Aston, Elaine, and Janelle G. Reinelt. The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000. Print.

Anderson, Misty G. Female Playwrights and Eighteenth-century Comedy: Negotiating Marriage on the London Stage. New York: Palgrave, 2002. Print.

Auerbach, Nina. Ellen Terry: Player in Her Time. Philadelphia, PA: U of Pennsylvania, 1997. Print.

Bassnett, Susan. "Struggling with the Past: Women's Theatre in Search of a History." New Theatre Quarterly 5.18 (1989): 107. Web.

Bratton, J. S. New Readings in Theatre History. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2003. Print.

Bush-Bailey, Gilli. Performing Herself: Autobiography and Fanny Kelly's Dramatic Recollections. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2011. Print.

Bush-Bailey, Gilli. Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late-Stuart Stage. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2006. Print.

Centlivre, Susanna. The Works of the Celebrated Mrs. Centlivre with a New Account of Her Life. London: Printed for J. Knapton ..., 1760. Print.

Corbett, Mary Jean. "Performing Identities: Actresses and Autobiography."Biography 24.1 (2001): 15-23. Web.

Cowley, Hannah, and Antje Blank. Hannah Cowley. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2001. Print.

Davis, Tracy C. Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture. London: Routledge, 1991. Print.

Davis, Tracy C., and Ellen Donkin. Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth-century Britain. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge UP, 1999. Print.

Delany, Sheila. Writing Woman: Women Writers and Women in Literature, Medieval to Modern. New York: Schocken, 1983. Print.

Engel, Laura. Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2011. Print.

Gallagher, Catherine. "Who Was That Masked Woman? The Prostitute and the Playwright in the Comedies of Aphra Behn." Women's Studies 15.1-3 (1988): 23-42. Web.

Gilder, Rosamond. Enter the Actress; the First Woman in the Theatre. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. Print.

Griffiths, Trevor R., and Margaret Llewellyn-Jones. British and Irish Women Dramatists since 1958: A Critical Handbook. Buckingham: Open UP, 1993. Print.

Hirshfield, Claire. "The Actresses' Franchise League and the Campaign for Women's Suffrage 1908–1914." Theatre Research International 10.02 (1985): 129. Web.

Hughes, Derek. Eighteenth-century Women Playwrights. Ed. Angela J. Smallwood. Vol. 6. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2001. Print.

Hughes, Derek, and Janet Todd. The Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2004. Print.

Marshall, Gail. "Ellen Terry: Shakespearean Actress and Critic." The European Journal of Women's Studies 11.3 (2004): 355-64. Web.

Moody, Jane, and Daniel O'Quinn. The Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2007. Print.

Simonton, Dean Keith. Greatness: Who Makes History and Why. New York: Guilford, 1994. Print.

Wandor, Michelene. Post-war British Drama: Looking Back in Gender. London: Routledge, 2001. Print.

Wiles, David, and Christine Dymkowski. The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013. Print.

Wilton, Frederick C., and Jim Davis. The Britannia Diaries: 1863-1875: Selections from the Diaries of Frederick C. Wilton. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1992. Print.

Zeleny, Rachael Baitch. "Painting an Ethos: The Actress, the Angel in the House, and Pre-Raphaelite Ellen Terry." Rhetoric Review 32.4 (2013): 397-418. Web.