Works Cited

Beauclerk, Charles. Nell Gwyn Mistress to a King. New York: Grove Press. 2005, Print.

Bishai, Nadia. “Body Parts: Women and Performance on the Stage and Scaffold in Late Seventeenth-Century England.” The Public’s Open to Us All: Essays on Women and Performance in Eighteenth-Century England. Ed. Laura Engel. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 224-245.

Bond, David. “Nell Gwyn’s Birthdate.” Theatre Notebook. 40.1 (1986): 3-9. Print.

Bond, David. “Some Notes on Nell Gwyn’s Stage Career 1663-1668.” Theatre Notebook. 41.3 (1987): 107-113. Print.

Howe, Elizabeth. “A State of Undress. The first English actresses on stage: 1660-1700.” Women in European Theatre. Ed. Elizabeth Woodrough. Oxford, England: Intellect, 1995. 15-21. Print.

King, Thomas. “As If (She) Were Made on Purpose to Put the Whole World into Good Humour.” MIT Press. 36.3 (1992): 78-102.

Worthen, W.B., ed. The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth. 2004. Print.

Image Sources

Nell Gwyn by Simon Verelst. Taken from: The National Portrait Gallery History of the Kings and Queens of England

Christopher Wren’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Taken from: The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama

Moll Davis by Mary Beale. Taken from:

Nell Gwynne, actress and Mistress of Charles II. Taken from:

List of Roles Nell Gwyn Performed. Taken from: “Nell Gwyn’s Birthdate.” Theatre Notebook. 40.1 (1986): 3-9.

Moll Davis by Sir Peter Lely. Taken from:


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