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John Ford's tragedy, first printed in 1633, is the first major English play to take as its theme a subject still rarely handled: fulfilled incest between brother and sister. It is one of the most studied and performed of all plays of the period, and has been successfully adapted for film and radio. The Revels plays edition by Derek Roper has been the standard scholarly edition since it appeared in 1975. This new edition uses the same authoritative text, but with notes designed for modern undergraduate use. The substantial introduction has been completely rewritten to take account of the studies and new approaches of the last twenty years. it presents the play as an 'interrogative text', in which subversive meanings are inscribed within an apparently orthodox narrative; as a courageous treatment of forbidden love; and as an achieved work of Baroque art.

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John Ford's tragedy, first printed in 1633, takes as its theme incest between brother and sister. This edition includes notes and an introduction which has been rewritten to take account of recent studies and approaches.

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twinkle18, April 25, 2006 (view all comments by twinkle18)
A play which focuses on a topic which is still seen as taboo today, incest. The main plot of the play distracts your attention from the many other sub - plots all of which are tales of revenge that stem from the main theme of love and marriage and end in death. You certainly need to read to the end as it it keeps you interested all the way through and comes to an exciting climax. Definitely one to read even if its just to see what people at this time thought of such immoral acts.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780719043598
Editor:
Roper, Derek
Author:
Roper
Author:
Ford, John
Author:
Roper, Derek
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Location:
Manchester ;
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
LIT013000
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Revels Student Editions
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.93 x 5.07 x 0.455 in

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"Synopsis" by , John Ford's tragedy, first printed in 1633, takes as its theme incest between brother and sister. This edition includes notes and an introduction which has been rewritten to take account of recent studies and approaches.
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