Female Speech: A Timeline

This chart contains information for all plays included in the ROLECALL database except those lacking information regarding dates; these plays have been excluded. All plays have been grouped into decades for the viewers' convenience. In the case of plays with no date of writing/performance, the date of publication has been used. In the case of plays with date intervals, the median year has been used.

  • TOTAL: ≤1570 (205), 1580 (73), 1590 (147), 1600 (214), 1610 (245), 1620 (201), 1630 (299), 1640 (198), 1650 (194), 1660 (226), 1670 (213), 1680 (131), 1690 (188), ≥1700 (85)
  • ENGLAND: ≤1570 (37), 1580 (19), 1590 (67), 1600 (95), 1610 (70), 1620 (64), 1630 (97), 1640 (18), 1650 (25), 1660 (78), 1670 (103), 1680 (59), 1690 (79), ≥1700 (30)
  • FRANCE: ≤1570 (8), 1580 (5), 1590 (3), 1600 (8), 1610 (8), 1620 (14), 1630 (79), 1640 (97), 1650 (57), 1660 (94), 1670 (62), 1680 (54), 1690 (89), ≥1700 (41)
  • GERMANY: ≤1570 (15), 1580 (3), 1600 (3), 1610 (4), 1630 (4), 1640 (5), 1650 (5), 1660 (5), 1670 (2), 1680 (3), 1690 (2), 1700 (2)
  • ITALY: ≤1570 (45), 1580 (22), 1590 (3), 1600 (8), 1610 (4), 1620 (2), 1630 (13), 1640 (2), 1650 (3), 1660 (2), 1670 (2), 1680 (3), 1690 (2), 1700 (2)
  • NETHERLANDS: 1610 (23), 1620 (8), 1630 (2), 1640 (14), 1650 (6), 1660 (10), 1670 (4), 1680 (2), 1690 (4)
  • PORTUGAL: ≤1570 (68), 1580 (14), 1590 (2), 1600 (6), 1620 (3), 1630 (2), 1640 (11), 1650 (27), 1660 (2), 1670 (3)
  • SPAIN: ≤1570 (32), 1580 (10), 1590 (69), 1600 (94), 1610 (136), 1620 (110), 1630 (102), 1640 (51), 1650 (71), 1660 (35), 1670 (37), 1680 (11), 1690 (11), ≥1700 (9)

LAST UPDATED: 21/2/2024