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By: John Fletcher (1579-1625)
|The Laws of Candy Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (3 of 10)|
The Woman's Prize, or The Tamer Tamed
John Fletcher's comedy (probably written and performed around 1611) is a sequel to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, in which, as the title suggests, the tamer will be tamed. Petruchio, the shrew-tamer, has been widowed, and marries a second wife, Maria, a "chaste witty lady." At the instigation of her cousin Bianca, and with the fellowship of her sister Livia, Maria decides to go on strike for equal rights, refusing to behave as a proper 17th century wife. Fletcher's play addresses the issue of men and women's roles within marriage, a controversial issue for his day.
|The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher in Ten Volumes Volume I.|
|Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (1 of 10) - the Custom of the Country|
|Rule a Wife, and Have a Wife Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (3 of 10)|
|The Little French Lawyer A Comedy|
|The Spanish Curate A Comedy|
|Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (2 of 10) - the Humourous Lieutenant|
|The Scornful Lady|
Albert, a handsome French pirate, and his crew get shipwrecked on a barren, rocky island after a severe storm. They encounter another pair of castaways who reveal a quite unusual secret- yet another strange group of people inhabit the island. Albert soon learns that these people are actually an Amazonian-like tribe of women, and proposes an alliance for the benefit of both parties. Love and hijinks ensue in a battle of the sexes.Notable for imitating many elements of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, the collaborators also consulted nonfictional traveler's accounts to bring their vision to life...