Bible. English. The Bible translated, 1576 (Geneva version) - [?18th century] plate, illustration inserted p.67

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Date:1576

Description:A disobedient servant in Shakespeare's England.

Every Elizabethan home employed servants to assist with the daily tasks of housekeeping. Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew and Coriolanus all contain comic scenes involving kitchen staff. The mistress of the house might occasionally need to reprimand a servant as this engraving shows.

See: The Comedy of Errors, 3,2, lines 96-161; The Taming of the Shrew, 4,1, lines 108-144; Coriolanus, 4,5, lines 11-53.


Full title: The Bible. That is, the holy scriptures contained in the olde and newe testament... translated... Christopher Barker, 1576. [Geneva version].


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