The Wise Woman of Hoxton

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ISBN: 9781854597076
Author: By Thomas Heywood
Publication Date: 29/11/2002
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 164pp.
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Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare’s Globe marking their rediscoveries of forgotten plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

A city comedy complete with cross-dressing and disguise, dating from around 1605.

The eponymous ‘wise woman’ is alternately dismissed as a charlatan or cursed as a she-devil, but she outsmarts gullible citizens and rakish gentlemen alike as the action moves through colourful Cheapside and the Exchange to its festive climax in Hoxton.

Edited by Sonia Massai.

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