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The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies

The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies Author James Knowles
ISBN-10 0192828002
Release 2001
Pages 414
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Thomas Dekker: The Shoemaker's Holiday George Chapman, Ben Jonson, John Marston: Eastward Ho! Ben Jonson: Every Man In His Humour Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker: The Roaring Girl Oxford English Drama offers plays from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries in selections that make available both rarely printed and canonical works. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. Critical introductions, wide-ranging annotation, and informative bibliographies illuminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike. 'The series should reshape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University

A Woman Killed with Kindness and Other Domestic Plays

A Woman Killed with Kindness and Other Domestic Plays Author Martin Wiggins
ISBN-10 9780192829504
Release 2008-05-08
Pages 344
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This unique edition brings together four plays concerned with 'domestic' themes: Arden of Faversham, Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness and The English Traveller, and Dekker, Rowley and Ford's The Witch of Edmonton. Texts are in modern spelling, accompanied by a critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and bibliography.

An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction

An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction Author Paul Salzman
ISBN-10 0192839012
Release 1998
Pages 417
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Five novels include a commedy of manners, an historical fantasy, a love story, a tragic romance, and a businessman's rise to success


Cane Author Jean Toomer
ISBN-10 0871401517
Release 1975
Pages 116
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Poetic sketches and stories stemming from the Harlem Renaissance author's teaching experience in rural Georgia communicate his feelings about nature's beauty and man's greed and bigotry

Four Jacobean Sex Tragedies

Four Jacobean Sex Tragedies Author Martin Wiggins
ISBN-10 0192823205
Release 1998
Pages 427
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Jacobean Tragedy explores the tensions between the disruptive energies of sex and seventeenth century social, cultural and political values with an exceptional frankness, and the plays collected in this volume demonstrate the genre at its most sinister and explicit. The Insatiate Countess (1610), by William Barksted and Lewis Machin from a draft by John Marston, is a study in obsessive nymphomania and the reprisals taken by the male establishment. The Maid's Tragedy (1611) by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, reveals dark sexual secrets at the heart of the royal court, and emphasizes the political instability which ensues their discovery. Thomas Middleton's The Maiden's Tragedy (1611) provides an overtly Christian dimension to the conflict between lust and chastity, and John Fletcher's The Tragedy of Valentinian (1614) is a chilling portrayal of rape as the exercise of absolute power. Each play raises difficult questions about conventional moral and social attitudes to sexuality which remain relevant today.

The Roaring Girl

The Roaring Girl Author Thomas Middleton
ISBN-10 0719016304
Release 1990-05-15
Pages 273
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An annotated edition of an important Jacobean comedy, which is currently receiving greater attention from critics and on stage because the leading character is based on a famous personality of the time, Moll Cutpurse. The history of Moll Cutpurse and its subsequent influence on the women's movement and feminist concerns make this book relevant to women's study courses and this is edition incorporates variant readings found in only one copy of the quarto.

The Relapse and Other Plays

The Relapse and Other Plays Author John Vanbrugh
ISBN-10 9780199555697
Release 2009-08-27
Pages 380
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This edition contains five comedies on the theme of marital disharmony by the foremost Restoration playwright John Vanbrugh (1664-1726). In addition to the The Relapse it includes The Provoked Wife, The Confederacy, A Journey to London, and The Country House. Published in the Oxford English Drama series, it has modernized texts, a critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography. It is the only selection of Vanbrugh's plays currently in print.

The 1630s

The 1630s Author Ian Atherton
ISBN-10 0719071585
Release 2006-09-19
Pages 218
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Examining the Caroline era - a period of great importance to English history in the build-up to the Civil War, these essays address politics, religion, the monarchy, culture, literature, and art history.

The Noble Spanish Soldier

The Noble Spanish Soldier Author Thomas Dekker
ISBN-10 9783847206927
Release 2012-02-07
Pages 121
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Edward II

Edward II Author Bertolt Brecht
ISBN-10 0802151477
Release 1994-04
Pages 100
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The gull s hornbook

The gull s hornbook Author Thomas Dekker
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044086748621
Release 1905
Pages 126
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The gull s hornbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The gull s hornbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The gull s hornbook book for free.

Five Plays

Five Plays Author Ben Jonson
ISBN-10 0192839446
Release 1999
Pages 603
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The five plays in this collection are Everyman in his Humour, the tragedy Sejanus, Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair. They represent the full range and complexity of Jonson's art as a playwright. The text is the modernized version of Herford and Simpson's edition (OUP 1925-52), with full annotation.

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton Author William Rowley
ISBN-10 0719052475
Release 1999
Pages 149
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The Witch of Edmonton has received considerable attention recently both from scholars and critics interested in witchcraft practices and also from the directors in the theatre. The play, based on a sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, presents Mother Sawyer and her local community in the grip of a witch-mania reflecting popular belief and superstition of the time. This edition offers a thorough reconsideration of the text with a complete transcription of the original pamphlet by Henry Goodcole. This edition will be of particular interest not only to students of Renaissance Drama but also of the cultural history of the seventeenth century. Open University adopted text (for their new Renaissance Drama module).

Malcontent and Other Plays

Malcontent and Other Plays Author John Marston
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040364781
Release 1997
Pages 394
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This edition brings together Marston's five major plays in one volume. Included here are Antonio and Mellida, Antonio's Revenge, The Malcontent, Measure for Measure, The Dutch Courtesan, andSophonisba. Under the general Editorship of Michael Cordner , the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. This edition provides a critical introduction based on an informed understanding of the texts as scripts for the stage.

The Dutch Courtesan

The Dutch Courtesan Author Karen Britland
ISBN-10 9781472568977
Release 2018-04-05
Pages 296
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The Dutch Courtesan is a riotous tragicomedy that explores the delights and perils afforded by Jacobean London. While Freevill, an educated young Englishman and the play's nominal hero, frolics in the city's streets, taverns and brothels, Franceschina, his cast-off mistress and the Dutch courtesan of the play's title,laments his betrayal and plots revenge. Juxtaposing Franceschina's vulnerable financial position against the unappealing marital prospects available to gentry women, the play undermines the language of romance, revealing it to be rooted in the commerce and commodification. Marston's commentary on financial insecurity and the hypocritical repudiation of foreignness makes The Dutch Courtesan truly a document for our time.

Selected Poems

Selected Poems Author Linton Kwesi Johnson
ISBN-10 9780141025018
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 109
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A selection of Linton Kwesi Johnson�s best poems over three decades. Ranging from protests against police brutality to eulogies for departed friends and playful celebrations of urban life, Johnson�s use of Jamaican dialect to tackle distinctly British subjects contributed to a revolution in the notion of literary English. This Selected Poems charts the unique literary talent of one of Britain�s most influential poets and social critics.

She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies

She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies Author Nigel Wood
ISBN-10 0192825666
Release 2007
Pages 394
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The Modern Husband * The Clandestine Marriage * She Stoops to Conquer * Wild Oats This edition brings together four eighteenth-century comedies that illustrate the full variety of the century's drama. Fielding's The Modern Husband , written before the 1737 Licensing Act that restricted political and social comment, depicts wife-pandering and widespread social corruption. In Garrick and Colman's The Clandestine Marriage two lovers marry in defiance of parental wishes and rue the consequences. She Stoops to Conquer explores the comic and not-so-comic consequences of mistaken identity, and in Wild Oats, the 'strolling player' Rover is a beacon of hope at a time of unrest. Part of the Oxford English Drama series, this edition has modern-spelling texts, critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and an informative bibliography.