Women Beware Women (2016) - Podcast: WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

Dr. Ralph presents

Dr. Ralph's discussion of WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN by Thomas Middleton.



Ginna Hoben as Livia in WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN. Photo by Lindsey Walters.

Time Comment
00:00 Introduces Play
00:30 "The corruption in this play is all about power and sex"
01:29 says play has 2 main plots
02:08 starts to talk about Thomas Middleton
03:06 talks about book by Gary Taylor
04:55 talks about Middleton's background
05:43 summarizes the Game of Chess
06:30 says ASC has done more Middleton than any other playwright (outside of Shakespeare)
07:40 talks about other revenge tragedies
08:10 defines a revenge play
09:17 talks about Diacopy
09:42 describes Middleton's women characters
10:55 quotes lines from Your Five Gallants
11:00 discusses the character Livia
12:22 passes out first handout
12:30 provides context for lines
14:21 reads lines from play
16:53 talks about incest in plays
18:00 contrasts Livia with Leantio
19:13 Leantio "is an American on the way up!"
20:38 describes scene at the Duke's house
22:25 reads lines23:25 asks audience question about chess
28:09 talks about Bianca's change of attitude
26:05 talks about the openness of the relationship
27:14 talks about Livia falling in love with Leantio
28:23 talks about how disappointed people are when the play turns around
28:43 starts discussing the Ward and his servants29:51 reads poem from play
31:05 discusses first time he saw play
31:59 talks about the amount of revenge at the end of the play
32:26 "as you vote this November, remember the Ward!"
32:30 end

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