Sharing the Light: Feminine Power in Tudor and Stuart Comedy

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Studies of the English Renaissance reveal a patriarchal structure that informed its politics and its literature; and the drama especially demonstrates a patriarchal response to what society perceived to be the problem of women's efforts to grow beyond the traditional medieval view of "good" women as chaste, silent, and obedient. Thirteen comedies, whose creation spans roughly the same time frame as the pamphlet wars of the so-called "woman controversy," from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth centuries, feature women who have no public power, but who find opportunities for varying degrees of power in the private or domestic setting.

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Tanner, Jane Hinkle May 1994.

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Studies of the English Renaissance reveal a patriarchal structure that informed its politics and its literature; and the drama especially demonstrates a patriarchal response to what society perceived to be the problem of women's efforts to grow beyond the traditional medieval view of "good" women as chaste, silent, and obedient. Thirteen comedies, whose creation spans roughly the same time frame as the pamphlet wars of the so-called "woman controversy," from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth centuries, feature women who have no public power, but who find opportunities for varying degrees of power in the private or domestic setting.

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Tanner, Jane Hinkle. Sharing the Light: Feminine Power in Tudor and Stuart Comedy, dissertation, May 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278551/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .