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Published: 30 April 2007

176 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719043505

Bookseller Code (06)

Women Beware Women

By Thomas Middleton

J.R. Mulryne

Published by Manchester University Press

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  • The most successful single-authored tragedy by one of the most prolific Jacobean dramatists - a key Renaissance text
  • Deals with topics of enduring fascination such as sexual and financial greed, the sexual exploitation of women by a manipulative older woman, murderous revenge and the sexual predatoriness of a man in a position of power
  • The implicit commentary on contemporary manners, and on contemporary sexual and financial greed, makes the tragedy of continuing interest to social and political historians
  • The play represented an adroit mix of an actual scandal of the sixteenth-century Medici court and a French romantic tale

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