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The Duchess of Malfi: Seven Masterpieces of Jacobean Drama

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Edited and with an Introduction by Frank Kermode

A Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas Heywood

Volpone by Ben Jonson

The Revenger’s Tragedy by Cyril Tourneur

The Maid’s Tragedy by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

The lyrical, bloodthirsty tragedies and witty urban comedies in this original collection were first performed during the reign of King James I (1603—25). Though nearly four centuries old, they display surprisingly modern sensibilities regarding sex, violence, morality, and honor. Brilliantly introduced and annotated by Frank Kermode, these seven Jacobean masterpieces are the finest and most representative plays of a time when drama was the most vital and important mirror of English society.

Synopsis:

An intriguing anthology of eight great dramatic works--including six lyrical tragedies and two urban comedies--performed during the early seventeenth-century reign of King James includes Thomas Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness, Ben Jonson's Volpone, The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, and others. Original. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

Frank Kermode is Britain’s most distinguished scholar of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature. He has written and edited numerous works, including Shakespeare’s Language and The Age of Shakespeare. He has taught at University College, London, and Cambridge University, and has been a visiting professor at Columbia, Harvard, and Yale, among other American institutions. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307769688
Subtitle:
Seven Masterpieces of Jacobean Drama
Publisher:
Modern Library
Editor:
Kermode, Frank
Author:
Kermode, Frank
Subject:
Drama : Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Drama : Shakespeare
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
17th century
Subject:
English drama -- 17th century.
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050510
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
647

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"Synopsis" by , An intriguing anthology of eight great dramatic works--including six lyrical tragedies and two urban comedies--performed during the early seventeenth-century reign of King James includes Thomas Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness, Ben Jonson's Volpone, The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, and others. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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