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.