A Woman Killed with Kindness



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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • A Woman Killed with Kindness
  • Thomas Heywood
  • English
  • 04 February 2019
  • 0393900525

10 thoughts on “A Woman Killed with Kindness

  1. says:

    I read this for my Renaissance tragedy module and I imagine it can either be taken as promoting or satirising the role of women and marriage as commodity Both Anne and Susan are fairly typical, passive renaissance women, with Anne s husband painted as infinitely kind and generous The play itself moves quite quickly and is short, so it wouldn t take long to read or watch and for me at least it s strength lies jn its ambiguous morality are we meant to take it seriously

  2. says:

    Urgh A play about my least favorite plot ever, a woman being ritualistically stripped of her dignity and status after an incidence of practically forced infidelity Awesome Not to mention Sir Charles s truly HEINOUS plan to literally sell his sister into a one night stand in order to clear his own fricking debts which he incurred by MURDERING TWO PEOPLE and then being cool with Susan s plan to KILL HERSELF before she could actually sleep with Sir Francis Look, pardon my French, but this p Urgh A play about my least favorite plot ever, a woman being ritualistically stripped of her dignity and status after an incidence of practically forced infidelity Awesome Not to mention Sir Charles s truly HEINOUS plan to literally sell his sister into a one night stand in order to clear his own fricking debts which he incurred by MURDERING TWO PEOPLE and then being cool with Susan s plan to KILL HERSELF before she could actually sleep with Sir Francis Look, pardon my French, but this play takes the cake

  3. says:

    Well, that was bloody depressing.I tend to rate early modern texts by how easy it is to follow them I m switching things up here, because language plotwise this was actually quite good I was invested until Anne for some unknown reason cheats on her husband And until Charles tried to sacrifice his sister again for no real reason, his debts were already paid off Anne starving herself to death also had no real purpose behind it you ve just gotten a free mansion, love, why bother about yo Well, that was bloody depressing.I tend to rate early modern texts by how easy it is to follow them I m switching things up here, because language plotwise this was actually quite good I was invested until Anne for some unknown reason cheats on her husband And until Charles tried to sacrifice his sister again for no real reason, his debts were already paid off Anne starving herself to death also had no real purpose behind it you ve just gotten a free mansion, love, why bother about your horrible ex Meh

  4. says:

    This is a fascinating play, which has left me with much to think about I ve noticed some reviews criticising the way women are treated in the play, but I absolutely see Heywood critiquing the institution of marriage which he explored persistently in his plays , and inviting even provoking discussion This is definitely a play that deservesdiscussion.As a side note, this is a lovely edition, especially when I ve grown accustomed to reading Renaissance plays online.

  5. says:

    Me ha dejado igual que Arden of Faversham.No puedo con este tipo de obras pero me resulta muy curiosa la construcci n del rol femenino a lo largo de la ficci n de siglos.

  6. says:

    One of the plays from this class that I d not read yet, and I really enjoyed it Read for ENGL 4606 Marriage and Adultery in Early Modern England

  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Kind of ridiculous and the two plots did not merge well together, but they did compliment one another Overall a great read but filled with some dated ideas on the way marriage and debts work.

  8. says:

    I read A Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas Heywood in an anthology of plays, but what a tremendous work I am definitely a romantic and somewhat of a sucker for works like this, but I could not put the play down It is a gorgeous play full of pathos with sublime poetry It reminds me of Shakespeare s best work and of Alcestis by Euripides The subtext with Sir Acton is okay, but I don t know that I buy the love at first sight scenario This may be my 21st century bias showing However, the ma I read A Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas Heywood in an anthology of plays, but what a tremendous work I am definitely a romantic and somewhat of a sucker for works like this, but I could not put the play down It is a gorgeous play full of pathos with sublime poetry It reminds me of Shakespeare s best work and of Alcestis by Euripides The subtext with Sir Acton is okay, but I don t know that I buy the love at first sight scenario This may be my 21st century bias showing However, the main theme of the Frankfords is so lovely and tragic The sheer depth of Mistress Frankford s guilt is astonishing The idea of killing oneself for shame, while quaint or zealous, is so right in the action of the play This is love in all of its power and glory Not the Hallmark love, but the ancient Greek love from Hesiod, who wrote about the dark power of Eros The deathbed scene is beautiful I really love this play Naturally, I am only responding to the literary aspect of this play as for most of the plays I ll read and review I have not seen them performed

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I read this play on my trip to New Mexico for a conference I greatly enjoyed it, and found it easy to follow because of the characters quick banter It reads like a soap opera Indeed, very little of the play is devoid of some sort of drama But it is very funny on the part of Susan and her brother I especially love how Susan stands up for herself even if her giving in saves her brother from being impoverished Anne, on the other hand, was very foolish to be so easily swayed by her lover W I read this play on my trip to New Mexico for a conference I greatly enjoyed it, and found it easy to follow because of the characters quick banter It reads like a soap opera Indeed, very little of the play is devoid of some sort of drama But it is very funny on the part of Susan and her brother I especially love how Susan stands up for herself even if her giving in saves her brother from being impoverished Anne, on the other hand, was very foolish to be so easily swayed by her lover While women at the time were seen as lustful and without power, we know not all women were seen that way because of characters like Susan Of course, we must account for Susan and Anne s independent marital statuses Overall, it was quick and enjoyable, even if Anne does end up starving herself to death

  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Sort of the opposite of The Taming of the Shrew instead of being a massive tool to his wife to bully her into submission, a guy whose wife cheats on him is so nice to her that she starves herself to death out of guilt So, in the end everything still sucks for the women, but that s early modern drama for you.

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