The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0144 Thursday, 7 July 2011
Date: July 6, 2011 5:47:25 PM EDT
Subject: Women Beware Women and Shakespeare
I recently directed a production of Women Beware Women and in working through the text kept coming across what seemed like references to Shakespeare’s plays – sometimes echoes of lines, sometimes variations (often twisted) of characters and situations. Is anyone aware of any articles that deal explicitly with Middleton’s (possible) parodying/borrowing/commenting on Shakespeare’s work in this or in his other plays?
C. David Frankel
Assistant Director of Theatre
School of Theatre and Dance
University of South Florida
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