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Margaret J. Kidnie – “Crafting Theatrical (and Editorial) Effect in Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness

November 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, and the Department of English present:

Margaret J. Kidnie (Department of English, Western University)

“Crafting Theatrical (and Editorial) Effect in Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness”

Friday 1 November 2013
Jackman Humanities Building, 179 St. George St.
Room 616

Was Thomas Heywood a hack writer for the Red Bull Theatre? That criticism has discouraged editors from explaining the staging peculiarities of crucial passages of A Woman Killed with Kindness: “the card game” in Scene Eight and Frankford’s passage through his house when Scene thirteen opens. M. J. Kidnie brings a fresh perspective to the play by looking both at Heywood’s stagecraft in other scenes, and at the solutions of professional productions since 1971. By reconstructing the earliest staging, it is possible to suggest a solution to at least one editorial problem.

Margaret J. Kidnie is a professor of English at Western University. She is the author of Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation, and has recently edited The Humorous Magistrate for the Malone Society. She is currently completing an edition of A Woman Killed with Kindness for Arden.


November 1, 2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jackman Humanities Building – Room 616
Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 616
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada