List of early-modern women playwrights (England, Wales, and Great Britain)

This is an alphabetical list of women playwrights who were active in England and Wales, and the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before approximately 1800, with a brief indication of productivity. (For a chronological list, see the link on the right.) Nota Bene: Authors of dramatic works are the focus of this list, though many of these writers worked in more than one genre.

Aphra Behn, Restoration playwright, by Peter Lely


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