Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton (Oxford English Monographs)

Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton (Oxford English Monographs)

by Swapan Chakravorty
     
 

ISBN-10: 019818266X

ISBN-13: 9780198182665

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A comprehensive reassessment of Middleton's cultural importance, this wide-ranging study examines both the writer's dramatic and non-dramatic texts to demonstrate how he laid bare the complicit interests at work behind the assumptions about sex, morality, society and politics in late feudal culture.  See more details below

Overview

A comprehensive reassessment of Middleton's cultural importance, this wide-ranging study examines both the writer's dramatic and non-dramatic texts to demonstrate how he laid bare the complicit interests at work behind the assumptions about sex, morality, society and politics in late feudal culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198182665
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Oxford English Monographs
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
The Extant Canon of Thomas Middleton
Introduction1
1The Press and the Playhouse: Early Trials17
2Libido and the Market-Place: The Fools of Paul's43
3Tyranny and Treason: Early Tragedies66
4Mirth and Licence: Moll at the Bankside and Moll in Cheapside86
5The Court and the Populace: Tragicomedy and Comitragedy107
6Strangers and Natives: Women Beware Women127
7Servants and Masters: The Changeling145
8Vulgar Pasquin and Lordly Players: A Game at Chess166
Afterword193
Bibliography196
Index221

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