This superb collection of new essays offers a unique insight into the work of a leading women dramatist of the Romantic era. Contributors offer:
*contextual material for those new to Baillie's work
*examinations of the relationships between her plays and the philosophical and scientific writing of the era
*discussion of Baillie's theatrical methods
*extended interpretations of individual plays.
Ending years of neglect of Baillie's crucial work, this volume is essential reading for those working on Romanticism, women's writing, or drama of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.