Franciszka Urszula Radziwillowa: Selected Drama and Verse

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe - The Toronto Series, Vol. 37

Franciszka Urszula Radziwiłłowa: Selected Drama and Verse

Edited by Patrick John Corness and Barbara Judkowiak
2015 | 412 pp. | 978-0-86698-532-1 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
MRTS 478 | $45.95 |

This edition presents, for the first time in English, a selection from the repertoire of the first Polish woman dramatist, Princess Franciszka Urszula Radziwiłłowa (1705–1753), with a historical-biographical Introduction incorporating interpretations of her works. Radziwiłłowa’s plays treated complex issues concerning intimate relationships. In her poetry she explored new, very personal, means of expression for intimate declarations, in a form of language capable of conveying the emotional distress that could not find expression under existing conventions.

Edited by Patrick John Corness and Barbara Judkowiak
Translated by Patrick John Corness
Translation Editor Aldona Zwierzynska-Coldicott
Introduction by Barbara Judkowiak