Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Cristina Leon Alfar

Second Advisor

Janet Neary

Academic Program Adviser

Amy Robbins


Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is a play of social justice. It is a staging of the type of power that women can harness in spaces of extreme limitation and violation. The female characters in this play, specifically Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, are able to use tools of oppression meant to keep them subordinate to men to achieve their personal objectives.



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