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The Malcontent: by John Marston
     

The Malcontent: by John Marston

by John Marston, George K. Hunter (Editor)
 

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The Royal Shakespeare Company's 2002 season presented five classical works, rarely seen in the theatre but ripe for rediscovery by a new audience. These five plays constitute a body of work written by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, presenting the great diversity of the drama of the period, from city comedy to revenge tragedy, from discovery plays to the latest

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The Royal Shakespeare Company's 2002 season presented five classical works, rarely seen in the theatre but ripe for rediscovery by a new audience. These five plays constitute a body of work written by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, presenting the great diversity of the drama of the period, from city comedy to revenge tragedy, from discovery plays to the latest addition to the Shakespeare canon. Each is published in a separate volume alongside the RSC production. The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper Pietro. The Duke returns to court in disguise in order to expose the corruption and regain his rightful office. Resonating with echoes of Measure for Measure and Hamlet, Marston's tragicomedy is a fabulous study of courtly intrigue, betrayal and treachery.

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Presents the text of one of the most original and complex plays of Elizabethan theater, offers answers to various questions raised by the play, and relates it to the aesthetic cross-currents flowing at the turn of the century. A substantial introduction seeks to place the play within the theatrical traditions both of boy players and of Shakespeare's company, who stole the play from the boys and adapted it to their own theater. First published by Meuthen and Company Ltd. in 1975. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719053641
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Revels Student Editions Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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George K Hunter is Professor of English and Renaissance Studies at Yale University

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