A Woman Killed With Kindness (New Mermaids)

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A main theme in early modern domestic tragedy was not marital discord
as such but violent - usually unreasonably violent - behaviour on the
husband's part. At a time when husbands were not only allowed but
obliged to rule their families, including their wives, the definition
of 'lawful and reasonable' measures of punishment were opened to
debate. The marriage of John Frankford, a middling country gentleman,
and his wife Anne is comfortable if uneventful, until Wendoll, an
acquaintance of her husband's, confesses his passionate love to her.
Anne yields to him; they are discovered. Instead of killing the two
adulterers on the spot - a vengeance that society would condone -
Frankford banishes his wife from the house and their two children.
Racked by guilt and remorse, Anne starves herself to death; but Heywood
allows a scene of deathbed reconciliation to wife and husband.

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A play about adultery, guilt and forgiveness. It concerns an act of sexual betrayal that precipitates, not only the collapse of a marriage, but a series of moral struggles in which every character is caught up, and which result in the suicide of the adulterous wife.

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Brian Scobie is a Lecturer in English at the University of Leeds

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