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The Dutch Courtesan (New Mermaids)

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Publisher Comments:

Although it was written shortly before or after Queen Elizabeth's death

in 1603 and performed by the boy company at Blackfriars, this play

foreshadows the light ladies and callous gallants of Restoration

comedy. Passion is a scourge, love is humiliation, and friends might as

well be enemies. Freevill discards his concubine Franceschina and, for

a joke, sets his straight-laced friend Malheureux on to her, who falls

for her and promises to carry out her revenge on Freevill by killing

him. The play in the theatre, which is fully imagined in the

introduction to this edition, impresses on the audience the

spuriousness of rigid moral persuasions, especially when they are tried

by fits of sexual passion.

Synopsis:

Freevill introduces his friend Malheureux to his mistress Franceschina in order to play a trick on him. But Franceschina finds out that Freevill wants to marry someone else and asks Malheureux to kill him. This is one of a series of classic English plays which have been re-edited.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713644753
Author:
MARSTON, JOHN
Editor:
CRANE, DAVID (LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF WALES, LAMPETER)
Editor:
Crane, David
Author:
Crane, David
Publisher:
A&C Black
Location:
N
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
NEW MERMAIDS
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
c 5 photographs/line drawings
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
198 x 126 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Freevill introduces his friend Malheureux to his mistress Franceschina in order to play a trick on him. But Franceschina finds out that Freevill wants to marry someone else and asks Malheureux to kill him. This is one of a series of classic English plays which have been re-edited.
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