Women on the Early Modern Stage A Woman Killed with Kindness, the Tamer Tamed, the Duchess of Malfi, the Witch of Edmonton
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Description: This New Mermaids anthology brings together four plays which centre around female characters on stage: A Woman Killed With Kindness (Thomas Heywood); The Roaring Girl (Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton); The Tamer Tamed (John Fletcher); and The Duchess of Malfi (John Webster), and has a new introduction by leading scholar Emma Smith. A Woman Killed with Kindness is a domestic tragedy of property and marriage, adultery and revenge, and strips bare two women's lives in one of the first tragedies ever to be written about ordinary people. The Roaring Girl offers an exhilarating critique of a society dominated by acquisition and a dazzling vision of what a woman might be if she sets herself free of the roles that a patriarchal society intends for her. The Tamer Tamed is a free-wheeling and witty comedy in which the place and status of women, and the nature of marriage, are subjected to sustained attention, demonstrating one way in which early modern writers were able to challenge and invert social convention, and to at least imagine alternative modes of behaviour. The Duchess of Malfi is a masterpiece of the Jacobean bizarre, featuring a severed hand, a wolf-man, and a poisoned Bible.
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Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 2/13/2014
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Emma Smith is Reader in Education at the University of Birmingham