Back to The City Madam
The City Madam

The City Madam

Phillip Massinger

Nick Hern Books

“A riot” –The Times


“Infinitely rewarding...a real treat” –Independent


Philip Massinger's 1632 play reworks Shakespeare's Measure for Measure as a waspish city comedy intended to attack the vices of hypocrisy, greed, self-indulgence and social pretension.


Wealthy merchant Sir John Frugal takes pity on his penniless brother Luke and invites him to live under his roof with John's own haughty wife and two foolishly conceited daughters.


As Luke plots to steal from his brother, and his daughters arrogantly spurn worthy suitors, John plans to teach them all a lesson. Retiring to a monastic life, he leaves his brother Luke in charge of the household, before returning in disguise to watch havoc unfold...


This rarely produced but surprisingly timely play was revived by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of its fiftieth birthday season in 2011.

  • List Price: $20.95 USD
  • Member Price: $14.70 USD
Want to save more?
Log into see if you qualify for a lower rate.
Members save $6.25 USD or more Join
$20.95 USD
Back to Product Detail
There are not any reviews for this product.
1 - 0 of 0
1 - 0 of 0


Looking for TCG's Individual Member page? Click here.

If you have not registered for your username and password please contact Customer Service at 212-609-5900.

If you are not currently a member, find out more information about TCG's membership and affiliate programs.