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By: John Fletcher (1579-1625)

Book cover The Laws of Candy Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (3 of 10)
Book cover 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.

Book cover The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher in Ten Volumes Volume I.
Book cover Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (1 of 10) - the Custom of the Country
Book cover Rule a Wife, and Have a Wife Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (3 of 10)
Book cover The Little French Lawyer A Comedy
Book cover The Spanish Curate A Comedy
Book cover Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (2 of 10) - the Humourous Lieutenant
Book cover The Scornful Lady

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