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Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists

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ISBN-10: 0521128749

ISBN-13: 9780521128742

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ton Hoenselaars

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While Shakespeare's popularity has continued to grow, so has the attention paid to the work of his contemporaries. The contributors to this Companion introduce the distinctive drama of these playwrights, from the court comedies of John Lyly to the works of Richard Brome in the Caroline era. With chapters on a wide range of familiar and lesser-known dramatists, including Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Webster, Thomas Middleton and John Ford, this book devotes particular attention to their personal and professional relationships, occupational rivalries and collaborations. Overturning the popular misconception that Shakespeare wrote in isolation, it offers a new perspective…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 323
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

John Lyly and the university wits
Thomas Kyd and the Elizabethan blockbuster: The Spanish Tragedy
'The words of mercury': Shakespeare and Marlowe
The dyer's hand: Shakespeare and Jonson
Urbane John Marston: obscenity, playfulness, co-operation
Thomas Dekker and the emergence of city comedy
Shakespeare: colleagues, collaborators, co-authors
Thomas Heywood: dramatist of London and playwright of the passions
George Chapman's learned drama
Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher's tragicomedy as musical melodrama
Thomas Middleton and the early modern theatre
John Webster: collaboration and solitude
John Ford: suffering and silence in Perkin Warbeck and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
Philip Massinger: drama, reputation, and the dynamics of social history Rui
Richard Brome and the idea of a Caroline theatre
Troublesome histories: performance and early modern drama