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ISBN-10: 0719044812

ISBN-13: 9780719044816

Edition: 1998 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Thomas Middleton, William Rowley, N. W. Bawcutt, Bawcutt

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Middleton and Rowley's The Changeling can claim to be the finest tragedy in English outside Shakespeare. This story of a woman who becomes involved in murder, without realising the terrible price she will pay for it, is developed with power and insight.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 4/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
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…