This essay reviews major questions and recent developments in the field of early modern women and performance; it also introduces the eight essays for the special issue.
Peter Parolin (email@example.com) is associate professor of English at the University of Wyoming. With Pamela Allen Brown he edited Women Players in England, 1500-1660: Beyond the All-Male Stage (2005). His essays have appeared in Renaissance Drama, Shakespeare Studies, and Shakespeare Quarterly.
'Introduction Access and Contestation: Women’s Performance in Early Modern England, Italy, France, and Spain'.
15.1 (2012). Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/earlytheatre/vol15/iss1/2