Wonder of a Woman, The

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Historical Records

Performance Records

Playlists in Philip Henslowe's diary


Fol. 13 (Greg I.25)


ye 15 of octobʒ 1595 . . . . . . . . . . ne . . Rd at the wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . liijs
ye 23 of octobʒ 1595 Rd at the wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxiijs
ye 4 of novmbʒ 1595 Rd at the wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxvijs


Fol. 14 (Greg, I. 27)
ye 20 of novmbʒ 1595 Rd at wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxs
ye 4 of desembʒ 1595 Rd at wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiiijs
ye 25 of desembʒ 1595 S steuens day Rd at the wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iijll ijs
ye 15 of Jenewary 1595 Rd at the wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxvijs


Fol. 14v (Greg, I. 28)
ye 30 of Jenewary 1595 . . . . mr pd . . . Rd at the wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xjs


Fol. 15v (Greg 1.30):
maye daye 1596 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rd at wonder of a womon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxijs



Theatrical Provenance

The Admiral's men gave "The Wonder of a Woman" nine performances at the Rose playhouse from October 1595 into May 1596 and returned an average of 29s to Philip Henslowe over the run.

Probable Genre(s)

Comedy? Harbage

Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

References to the Play

Critical Commentary

For What It's Worth

Works Cited




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