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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation
Family Europe History
Marriage in literature
Law and literature England History 17th century
Law and literature England History 16th century
Introduction: Patriarchal marriage, companionate marriage -- Thwarting the enterprising patriarch: The taming of the shrew and a chaste maid in cheapside -- Absent patriarchs and present guardians: All's well that ends well and a trick to catch the old one -- Marriage against the grain of social order: Measure for measure and a mad world, my masters -- Assertive women broker themselves: the merchant of Venice and the roaring girl -- Companionate marriage: Much ado about nothing and no wit, no help like a woman's.