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The Woman's Prize, or The Tamer Tamed

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By: (1579-1625)

"The Woman's Prize, or The Tamer Tamed" by John Fletcher is a thought-provoking and entertaining play that takes a fresh look at the dynamics of marriage and gender roles. The reversal of power between the male and female characters is intriguing and adds a modern twist to the traditional themes of love and marriage. The dialogue is witty and sharp, keeping the audience engaged and entertained throughout. Overall, Fletcher's play is a delightful and captivating exploration of relationships and societal expectations.

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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.


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