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

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.