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.
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!"