The Beard of Avon

Start: Ooooh, London! Well, life is cert

Anne Hathaway

The Beard of Avon

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Age Range
Act Two, Scene One
Time & Place
London, 16th Century
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Anne Hathaway is a farmwife from rural Stratford-Upon-Avon, who has been abandoned

Monologue Text

Start: Ooooh, London! Well, life is certainly strange. ‘Twould never be believed in a FICTION that my own husband might not penetrate my disguise--.

[... ...]

End: It’s been WONDERFUL. Well, he himself hath taught me cruel inconstancy, since faithful kindness prompted him to flee.

For full extended monologue, see:
Freed, Amy. The Beard of Avon, Samuel French, Inc., 2004, pp 49 - 50.