About the book:

Separation Scenes argues that the absence of husbands had as much of an impact as adultery, murder and the lavishly articulated operations of domestic life. Christensen analyzed five domestic plays — Arden of Faversham and A Warning for Fair Women (1590s), Thomas Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness (1607), Thomas Middleton’s Women Beware Women (ca. 1613) and Walter Mountfort’s The Launching of the Mary, or The Seaman’s Honest Wife (1632) — and determined that domestic drama played an active role in deliberating the costs of commercial travel while also forcing realignments within the home.

About the author:

Ann C. Christensen, PhD, associate professor of English teaches and publishes in the fields of early modern (or Renaissance) English studies; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Empire Studies. Specializing in 16th and 17th-century drama including Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, Christopher Marlowe, and others.