Often classed as a "problem comedy", this play presents an aggressive, designing woman and a reluctant husband wooed by trickery. Frequently oversimplified in the past, recent productions have revealed how it penetrates both social and personal issues, this edition explores its clashing ideologies.
Usually classified as a "problem comedy," All's Well that Ends Well is a psychologically disturbing presentation of an aggressive, designing woman and a reluctant husband wooed by trickery. In her introduction Susan Snyder makes the play's clashing ideologies of class and gender newly accessible, and offers a fully reconsidered, annotated text for both readers and actors.
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All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare
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