Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Cristina Leon Alfar
Academic Program Adviser
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.
Piccinonno, Melissa Rose, "Redefining Virtue in Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.