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Death's Jest-Book
     

Death's Jest-Book

by Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Alan Halsey (Introduction), H. W. Donner (Based on a book by)
 

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Drama. Gay and Lesbian Studies. Edited and with an introduction by Alan Halsey. This renaissance-revival comedy was first published in 1849, a year after Thomas Lovell Beddoes' death. "Beddoes called his play 'A Dithyrambic in the florid Gothic style.' Modeled on the revenge tragedies of the Jacobeans, it is sustained by a poetry of glittering surface with an ever

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Drama. Gay and Lesbian Studies. Edited and with an introduction by Alan Halsey. This renaissance-revival comedy was first published in 1849, a year after Thomas Lovell Beddoes' death. "Beddoes called his play 'A Dithyrambic in the florid Gothic style.' Modeled on the revenge tragedies of the Jacobeans, it is sustained by a poetry of glittering surface with an ever-present undertow of death and destruction, tempered by humor deriving out of a remorseless sense of absurdity and alienation. Beddoes was certainly 'possessed by death' but death is a theme played in several keys, allowing startling reversals of common values and perspectives" -- Alan Halsey, Introduction.

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ISBN-13:
9781904052081
Publisher:
West House Books
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
4.44(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.65(d)

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