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The Tamer Tamed

Written by

John Fletcher

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Lucy Munro

Edited by

Lucy Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ John Fletcher , Lucy Munro ~playauthor~Edited by~ Lucy Munro

Methuen Drama, 2010

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (19), Female (5), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...The Woman’s Prize, or The Tamer Tamed acts as a sort of ‘sequel’ to Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (c. 1590-4). Written nearly twenty years after Shakespeare’s violent Padua comedy, Fletcher’s city comedy relocates the ‘tamer...
... of archaism in a history play itself deserves comment. For more detailed discussion, see Lucy Munro , ‘Speaking History: Linguistic Memory...

The Revenger’s Tragedy on Stage and Screen

The Revenger’s Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... revenger, Vindice, the anti-hero of Thomas Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy. An elegy on Burbage recalls that he ‘leap[ed] into a Graue / Suiting ye person (wch he us’d to haue) of a mad Louer’ (John Munro, ed., The Shakspere Allusion...

Women Reading Witches, 1800–1850

Women Making Shakespeare : Text, Reception, Performance

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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...I begin this essay with a woman reading Macbeth to a rapt audience in the early nineteenth century:there was no got-up illusion here: no scenes – no trickery of the stage; there needed no sceptred pall – no sweeping train, nor any...

Shakespeare and the playing companies

Shakespeare on the Record : Researching an Early Modern Life

The Arden Shakespeare, 2019

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...In the early 1830s, a set of documents relating to Shakespeare’s professional career were unearthed among the uncatalogued papers of a noble family. They included two documents that appeared not only to answer some long-standing questions...

‘They Eat Each Other’s Arms’: Stage Blood and Body Parts

The Arden Shakespeare Library : Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effects of Performance

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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...One of the odder stage directions in early modern drama, the title of this essay is taken from Claudius Tiberius Nero, a tragedy which first appeared in print in 1607. The play focuses on the villainy of the Roman Emperor Tiberius...

Timing The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Genre, Style and Performance

Temporality, Genre and Experience in the Age of Shakespeare : Forms of Time

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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... on his death in 1619 lists among his roles ‘ould Hieronymoe’: see John Munro, ed., The Shakspere Allusion Book, 2 vols. (London: Chatto and Windus, 1909), I: 272. Cumulatively, these references suggest – as Joshua S. Smith notes – that George...

Introduction

Hannah Leah Crummé

Hannah Leah Crummé is Head of Special Collections and College Archivist at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lucy Munro

Shakespeare on the Record : Researching an Early Modern Life

The Arden Shakespeare, 2019

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... security by diversifying the sources of his income. Although, as we have seen, many documents provide evidence of Shakespeare’s career in London, scholars and enthusiasts have always looked for more. Lucy Munro investigates forgeries...