Lady Mary Wroth
Lady Mary Wroth EH 203
Jacksonville State University
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British Lit – Lady Mary Wroth • Crown sonnets • Born Mary Sidney - picture of Sidney family on pg. C 12 • Married Robert Wroth o Allowed Mary to be in the court of King James • Had classical education • Performed in private theatre – masque, couldn’t be on public stage • Wrote 1 surviving play • Ben Johnson dedicated play to her • Has a secret affair with her cousin – have 2 children • Playwright – Love’s Victory • 1621 – published The Countess of Mountgomeries, in the style of her uncle’s Arcadia • Characters o Pamphilia – woman o Amphilanthus – man • Her uncle also wrote poetry • Contemplates what it is to be in love & not be loved back • Sonnet 77 pg.1570 o Footnote o Woman’s value – being faithful to lover § Men & women should honor - Made this a universal virtue § Classical labyrinth – guide • Love is her guide when she’s lost & needs a thread
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