The Belle's Stratagem (A Comedy in Five Acts) was written by talented author Hannah Cowley and was published by Oliver and Boyd. Cowley was born during 1743 and died during 1809. This creative work is a romantic comedy that turned out to be the most successful artistic contribution from Cowley. The original version of this play was published during the 1700s.
With this play, Cowley was aiming to give an enriching and humorous perspective on femininity and love to her audience. Furthermore, she was aiming to highlight characteristics that show the sensibility and elegance of womanhood within historical context, creating a sense of awe and pleasure. Some online reviews describe the play as colorful and exciting, while other reviews describe it as disconnected from realism.