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Folger Shakespeare Library (Curator: Georgianna Ziegler)
Folger Great Hall
201 East Capitol Street
Washington, DC
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Many women were writing during Shakespeare's time - verse, prose, letters and journals, poetry, fiction, translations -, although many of their works were never published, and those that were, lay in relative critical neglect. In A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf imagined the difficulties women writers like Georgette de Montenay, Mary Ward or Lady Mary Wroth had to face, and the new Folger exhibition explores the lives and the works of those women who were, in fact, some of the first women writers in literary history.