If in doubt, we can learn from earlier civilisation that had a surplus of formidable women national leaders such as Cleopatra of Egypt and Julia Augusta
That city was later named Julias after Julia Augusta
, mother of Roman Emperor Tiberius.
22) Although there is no record of Webster seeing this production, her intimate relationship with Edmund Gosse, an early translator and admirer of Ibsen's work, makes it likely that she was at least familiar with the Norwegian playwright (Rigg, Julia Augusta Webster, p.
In the biocritical study Julia Augusta Webster, Rigg exalts The Sentence as the perfect fusion between stage drama and literary drama: "In The Sentence Webster would bring to fruition her awareness of the points at which stage drama and closet drama might merge to produce the kind of drama she describes, particularly in more precise setting and actor position and expression notes than appeared in her earlier plays" (p.
Julia Augusta Webster; Victorian aestheticism and the woman writer.
The chapters cover her early years as Julia Augusta Davies, suffrage and dramatic poetry, dramatic lyrics and lyrical drama in a time of transition, the London School Board and the Athemaeum, and the final decade of public and private lives.
The context of that earlier, lengthier gloss, namely Tacitus's account of the relationship between Julia Augusta
and Tiberius, prepares for Forstner's later position since it documents a prior example of mother-son tensions.
178-200; Patricia Rigg, Julia Augusta
Webster: Victorian Aestheticism and the Woman Writer (Madison, N.