Sally Greene is an independent scholar affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a frequent contributor to critical studies on Virginia Woolf.
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The story of “Shakespeare’s sister” that Virginia Woolf tells in A Room of One’s Own has sparked interest in the question of the place of the woman writer in the Renaissance. By now, the process of recovering lost voices of early modern women is well under way. But Woolf’s engagement with the Renaissance went deeper than that question indicates, as important as it was.
“Greene’s anthology is a treasury of contemporary scholarship and insight about ‘the period Woolf loved best’ (208 n. 12). One might go so far as to say that it is a revenant of Judith Shakespeare who has now been given a scholarly dimension if not voice.”
Evelyn Haller, Doane College