The Wench Is Dead
Published by New Theatre Publications
1 Male 2 Female
As she tells her story, however, he is brought to understand why she is here in the first place and learns some very painful truths about life - and about himself, too, when he is confronted with a frighteningly unfamiliar image of himself.
Then the real meaning of the Marlowe quotation is brought home to him - "Thou hast committed - Fornication"? "But that was in another country, and besides, the wench is dead."