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Gammer Gurton's Needle (New Mermaids)

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Published in 1575 and acted at Christ's College, Cambridge, probably as early as King Edward V's reign, the drama of Grandma Gurton and her lost sewing needle, which is finally retrieved from the bottom of her servant Hodge's breeches, is an outstanding example of mid-Tudor comedy. Although a university production, the play's doggerel rhymes, its village characters and their dialect speech, its seemingly innocuous plot and its Rabelaisian humour are the very opposite of academic or neo-classical. Yet its anonymous author's ingenuity manifests itself at every turn, not least in the multiple ironies evoked when Diccon the trickster makes Hodge believe that he will conjure the devil by kissing his backside in a travesty of religious or masonic oath-taking.

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This play is one of the first English comedies, vigorous and farcical, dealing with the loss of a housewife's needle and its eventual rediscovery. It was perfomed in 1566 in the hall of Christ's College Cambridge. The introduction discusses the question of authorship by a "Mr S".

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ISBN:
9780713644975
Author:
Whitworth, Charles
Editor:
WHITWORTH, CHARLES (PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH RENAISSANCE STUDIES, UNIVERSITE PAUL VA
Publisher:
A&C Black
Location:
N
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2ND ED
Series:
NEW MERMAIDS
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
c 5 photographs/line drawings
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
198 x 126 in.

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"Synopsis" by , This play is one of the first English comedies, vigorous and farcical, dealing with the loss of a housewife's needle and its eventual rediscovery. It was perfomed in 1566 in the hall of Christ's College Cambridge. The introduction discusses the question of authorship by a "Mr S".
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