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Author Panek, Jennifer.

Title Widows and suitors in early modern English comedy / Jennifer Panek
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 243 pages)
Contents The widow's choice : female remarriage in early modern England -- The widow's threat : domestic government and male anxiety -- The suitor's fantasy : courtship and compensation -- The husband's fear : the lusty widow as wife -- A playwright's response : four Middletonian remarriage plots
Summary The courtship and remarriage of a rich widow was a popular motif in early modern comic theatre. Jennifer Panek brings together a variety of texts, from ballads and jest-books to sermons and court records, to examine the staple widow of comedy in her cultural context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-236) and index
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Subject Courtship in literature.
English drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Widows in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511228937
0511229771
0511230559 (electronic bk.)
0511231326 (electronic bk.)
0511483864 (ebook)
0521832713 (hardback)
1280703059
9780511228933
9780511229770
9780511230554 (electronic bk.)
9780511231322 (electronic bk.)
9780511483868 (ebook)
9780521832717 (hardback)
9781280703058
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