A Game of Chess

The title suggests two plays by Thomas Middleton (1580-1627): A Game at Chess and, more significant, Women beware Women, which has a scene in which a mother-in-law is distracted by a game of chess while her daughter-in-law is seduced: every move in the chess game represents a move in the seduction. (NA)

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