Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: The Middle Cornish Interlude: Genre and Tradition [discusses the speaking part of the matchmaker in a secular interlude that was written on the back of a final contract; the matchmaker persuades a man to take a wife but then advises the young woman to exert control over her husband from the start].
  • Source: Comparative Drama 30, 2 (Summer 1996): Pages 266 - 281.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Cornish Language Interludes, Literary Genre Literature- Drama Marriage in Literature Matchmakers in Literature Middle Cornish Interlude, Play
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, British Library, Add. Charter 19491. Third copy of a final concord transferring property in Cornwall, dated 1340. The verses are written on the reverse in a three- inch wide strip. The manuscript was folded, presumably so that the text could be us
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00104078
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