When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literature and Philosophy
- Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy (Induction.1)
- John Fletcher, A Woman Pleased (Induction.1)
- Ovid, Metamorphosis (Induction.2)
- Ovid, Art of Love (1.2)
- Gascoigne, George, The Supposes (Induction.2)
- Erasmus, A Merry Dialogue (2.1)
- A Homily on the State of Matrimony (5.2)
- Arabian Nights (Induction.1)
- A Merry Jest of a Curst Shrewd Wife (4.1)
- Ephesians 5: 22-24 (Induction.2; 5.2)
- Genesis 21:12 (5.2)
- Shrew-taming literature, especially a popular ballad, A Merry Jest of a Shrewd and Curst Wife Lapped in a Morel's Skin (the whole play)
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