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== Historical Records ==
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===Payments===
 
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| vpon a boocke called the playe of a womon||} v<sup>li</sup>
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| Tragedye the some of v<sup>li</sup> w<sup>ch</sup> Robart shawe||}  
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| willed me to delyuer hime J saye . . . . . . . . . . ||}
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== Theatrical Provenance ==
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==Theatrical Provenance==
 
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There is every reason to assume that the play, if it was completed and staged, was performed by the Admiral's men at the Rose.
 
There is every reason to assume that the play, if it was completed and staged, was performed by the Admiral's men at the Rose.
 
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== Probable Genre(s) ==
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{{Play/Probable Genres}}[[WorksCited|Harbage]], [[WorksCited|Wiggins, ''Catalogue'' #1138]]
 
{{Play/Probable Genres}}[[WorksCited|Harbage]], [[WorksCited|Wiggins, ''Catalogue'' #1138]]
 
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== Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues ==
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==Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues==
  
 
The generic title gives no clue to its narrative source.
 
The generic title gives no clue to its narrative source.
 
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== References to the Play ==
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==References to the Play==
  
 
None known.
 
None known.
 
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== Critical Commentary ==
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==Critical Commentary==
  
:[[WorksCited|Malone]] calls this play "The Play of a Woman," apparently considering Henslowe's "Tragedye" not to be a part of the title (p. 310). [[WorksCited|Collier]], by capitalization, promotes "Tragedye" into the title of the play (p. 127). [[WorksCited|Fleay, ''BCED'']], without further comment, calls the play ''A woman tragedy'' (1.68, #10). [[WorksCited|Greg II]] calls the play "The Play of a Woman" (#141, p. 194); he cites Henslowe's word, "Tragedye," but does not elaborate.
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:[[WorksCited|Malone]] calls this play "The Play of a Woman," excluding Henslowe's "Tragedye" from the title (p. 310). [[WorksCited|Collier]], by capitalization, promotes "Tragedye" into the title of the play (p. 127). [[WorksCited|Fleay, ''BCED'']], without comment, calls the play ''A woman tragedy'' (1.68, #10). [[WorksCited|Greg II]] calls the play "The Play of a Woman" (#141, p. 194); he does not ignore Henslowe's word, "Tragedye," but does not comment on its role.
  
:'''Gurr'' omits this title from the appendix and index.
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:'''Gurr''' omits this play from the appendix and index.
  
: [[WorksCited|Wiggins, ''Catalogue'' #1138]] offers alternative titles, either "A Woman's Tragedy" or "The Play of a Woman."
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:[[WorksCited|Wiggins, ''Catalogue'' #1138]] offers alternative titles, both "A Woman's Tragedy" and "The Play of a Woman."
 
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== For What It's Worth ==
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==For What It's Worth==
  
:Perhaps because of the hefty payment of £5, theater historians have tended to consider Henslowe's entry proof that such a play existed.
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:Perhaps because of the hefty payment of £5, theater historians have tended to consider Henslowe's entry sufficient proof that such a play existed.
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== Works Cited ==
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==Works Cited==
  
<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Gurr, Andrew. Shakespeare’s Opposites: The Admiral’s Company 1594-1625. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.</div>
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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Gurr, Andrew. ''Shakespeare’s Opposites: The Admiral’s Company 1594-1625''. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.</div>
 
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Historical Records

Payments

To playwrights in Philip Henslowe's diary


Fol. 47v (Greg 1.90)
Lent vnto Harey Cheattell the 14 of July 1598 }
vpon a boocke called the playe of a womon } vli
Tragedye the some of vli wch Robart shawe }
willed me to delyuer hime J saye . . . . . . . . . . }

                eather dd the playe or els to paye the money
                wth in one forthnyght . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Theatrical Provenance


There is every reason to assume that the play, if it was completed and staged, was performed by the Admiral's men at the Rose.

Probable Genre(s)

Tragedy Harbage, Wiggins, Catalogue #1138

Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

The generic title gives no clue to its narrative source.

References to the Play

None known.

Critical Commentary

Malone calls this play "The Play of a Woman," excluding Henslowe's "Tragedye" from the title (p. 310). Collier, by capitalization, promotes "Tragedye" into the title of the play (p. 127). Fleay, BCED, without comment, calls the play A woman tragedy (1.68, #10). Greg II calls the play "The Play of a Woman" (#141, p. 194); he does not ignore Henslowe's word, "Tragedye," but does not comment on its role.
Gurr omits this play from the appendix and index.
Wiggins, Catalogue #1138 offers alternative titles, both "A Woman's Tragedy" and "The Play of a Woman."



For What It's Worth

Perhaps because of the hefty payment of £5, theater historians have tended to consider Henslowe's entry sufficient proof that such a play existed.



Works Cited

Gurr, Andrew. Shakespeare’s Opposites: The Admiral’s Company 1594-1625. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.



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