By Jennifer Panek

The courtship and remarriage of a wealthy widow was once a favored motif in early smooth comedian theatre. Jennifer Panek brings jointly a wide selection of texts, from ballads and jest-books to sermons and court docket documents, to check the staple widow of comedy in her cultural context and to ascertain early glossy attitudes to remarriage. She persuasively demanding situations the severe tendency to determine the stereotype of the lusty widow as a tactic to dissuade girls from moment marriages, arguing as a substitute that it was once deployed to allow her suitors to regain their masculinity, less than chance from the dominant, wealthier widow. The theatre, as proven via Middleton, Dekker, Beaumont and Fletcher and others, used to be the best purveyor of a myth within which a tender man's sexual mastery of a widow allowed him to grab the commercial chance she offered.

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