A Critical, Modern-Spelling Edition of James Shirley's The Opportunity

A Critical, Modern-Spelling Edition of James Shirley's The Opportunity

by Mary J. Mekemson

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Originally published in 1994, this work offers a critical commentary on James Shirley's 1634 play, 'The Opportunity', including chapters on the critical reception, 'The Opportunity as a Social Comedy' and the history of the editions, including the 1640 quarto.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429656774
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Series: Routledge Revivals
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 358
File size: 1 MB

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 Mary J. Mekemson- editor.

Table of Contents

Introduction.  1. Date and Stage History.  2. The Play.  2a. Critical Reception.  2b. El Castigo del Penséque and The Opportunity: Shirley's Adaptation of a Source.  2c. The Opportunity as a Social Comedy.  3. The 1640 Quarto.  4. History of Editions.  5. Editorial Practice.  Appendix A: Press Variations in the 1640 Quarto.  Appendix B: Alterations of Lineation.  Appendix C: A Summary of the Plot of El Castigo del Penséque.

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