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Marriage and Land Law in Shakespeare and Middleton / Nancy Mohrlock Bunker

  • Author

    Bunker, Nancy Mohrlock, 1949-,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson Univeristy Press, [2014].

  • Subject

    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.