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Good article. One question: The Spectator as a female-oriented journal? I had never thought that, given the contributors and the way it was the center of the Kit-Kat Club. Geogre 20:58, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)

It's impossible to log in as Bishonen. :-( (213.238.211.112 has a "talk page", though, check it out!) I'm quoting my source about The Spectator, but I also believe Addison wrote that it was first and foremost intended for the, wait for it, gulp, help, oh heck, well, here it comes, for the "fair sex". --213.238.211.112 21:41, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)

  • Ok. It was a quibble. Somewhere I've got a selected Spectator. I should look at Spectator 1 again, just to see. It's certainly fair to say that it had a female readership, but it had a universal readership. Geogre 22:05, 11 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Clarifying the 'Newness' of these plays with regard to women's centrality/psychology[edit]

I think the following statements need some clarification: that the she-tragedies "demonstrated the psychology and behavior of women in their private sphere and presented it for public consideration, a new concept that emerged as women began to star in main roles instead of only supporting characters" and that "For the first time, plays were written that had a woman as the main character and that followed her experiences and emotions".

These statements seem odd as currently worded, given that much earlier plays, such as Sophocles' [[Antigone]], and Aeschylus' Agamemnon, have women in main roles and also explore their psychological lives.

--Jay4283 (talk) 22:35, 4 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]