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Selected Plays of Thomas Middleton

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ISBN-10: 0521292360

ISBN-13: 9780521292368

Edition: 1978

Authors: Thomas Middleton, David L. Frost

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Middleton has increasingly been recognised as one of the most important, if not the most important, Jacobean dramatist after Shakespeare himself.
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/25/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 4.61" wide x 8.23" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Middleton, who wrote in a wide variety of genres and styles, was a thoroughly professional dramatist. His comedies are generally based on London life but are seen through the perspective of Roman comedy, especially those of Plautus. Middleton is a masterful constructor of plots. "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside" (1630) is typical of Middleton's interests. It is biting and satirical in tone: the crassness of the willing cuckold Allwit is almost frightening. Middleton was very preoccupied with sexual themes, especially in his tragedies, "The Changeling" (1622), written with William Rowley, and "Women Beware Women" (1621). The portraits of women in these plays are remarkable. Both Beatrice-Joanna…    

A Mad World My Masters
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
Women beware Women
The Changeling