Woman's Law, The

Anon. (1653)

Historical Records

Entered on Marriott's List (1653):

The Womans Law.

Theatrical Provenance


Probable Genre(s)


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

None known

References to the Play

None known

Critical Commentary

"The only evidence for the existence of a play of this name is its occurrence in an entry in the Stationers' Register" (Bentley, 5.1445, referring to Marriott's list).

For What It's Worth

For discussion of Marriott's list, follow this link: Marriott's List (1653)

The title sounds as if it might deal with a law made by a woman, or possibly one made against women (on the analogy, perhaps, of the Middleton/Rowley comedy The Old Law).

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