A Common-Wealth of Women. A Play: As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal, By their Majesties Servants

TitleA Common-Wealth of Women. A Play: As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal, By their Majesties Servants
Year for Search1686
AuthorsD'Urfey, Mr. [Thomas](1653-1723)
Tertiary AuthorsD'Urfey, Mr.
Date Published1686
PublisherPtd. for R. Bentley and J. Hindmarsh
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Standard story of a society of isolated women, in this case ruled by a man-hating woman. Handsome man appears and the women revert to traditional roles led by their previous ruler.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. with added title at the head of the page--Bibliotheca Curiosa. Ed. Edmund Goldsmid. Edinburgh, Scot.: Privately Ptd., 1886.

Info Notes

DLC incorrectly attributes it to John Fletcher and Philip Massinger; it is a version of their The Sea Voyage (first performed 1622; first published 1647). See, in addition, D’Urfey, Prologue to a Commonwealth of Women, Spoke by Mr. Haynes, Habited like a Whig, Captain of the Scyth-man in the West, a Scythe in his Hand. London: Ptd. for R. Bentley, 1685.

Holding Institutions

CSmH, DLC, ICN, L, MH, O

Author Note

(1653-1723)

Full Text

1686 D’Urfey, Mr. [Thomas] (1653-1723). A Common-Wealth of Women. A Play: As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal, By their Majesties Servants. London: Ptd. for R. Bentley and J. Hindmarsh. Rpt. with added title at the head of the page--Bibliotheca Curiosa. Ed. Edmund Goldsmid. Edinburgh, Scot.: Privately Ptd., 1886. DLC incorrectly attributes it to John Fletcher and Philip Massinger; it is a version of their The Sea Voyage (first performed 1622; first published 1647). See, in addition, D’Urfey, Prologue to a Commonwealth of Women, Spoke by Mr. Haynes, Habited like a Whig, Captain of the Scyth-man in the West, a Scythe in his Hand. London: Ptd. for R. Bentley, 1685. CSmH, DLC, ICN, L, MH, O

Standard story of a society of isolated women, in this case ruled by a man-hating woman. Handsome man appears and the women revert to traditional roles led by their previous ruler.