In late 1653, the printer John Marriott entered a group of twenty-one plays on the Stationers' Register. Among the titles is:
- The Bond Woman
Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues
None known, but see "For what it's worth"
References to the Play
"The only evidence for the existence of a play of this name is Marriott's entry of the play in the Stationers' Register" (Bentley, 5.1295).
For discussion of Marriott's list, follow this link: Marriott's List (1653)
For What It's Worth
This play could be some sort of sequel to or imitation of Massinger's successful 1624 tragicomedy The Bondman, which would indicate a date some time after 1624. But one might be cautious in relying too heavily on this interpretation: EEBO, for instance, overwhelmingly associates the phrase "bond woman" with Hagar from the Old Testament, so that one cannot rule out the possibility that it was a Biblical play of unknown date.
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