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A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (New Mermaids)

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Publisher Comments:

Written for the adult players at the open-air Swan theatre in 1613,

this master-piece of Jacobean city comedy signals its ironic nature

even in the title: chaste maids, like most other goods and people in

London's busiest commercial area, are likely to be fake. Money is more

important than either happiness or honour; and the most coveted

commodities to be bought with it are sex and social prestige. Middleton

interweaves the fortunes of four families, who either seek to marry

their children off as profitably as possible, to stop having any more

for fear of poverty, or to acquire some in order to keep their property

in the family. Most prosperous is the husband who pimps his wife to a

rich knight and lets him support the household with his alimony. Like

many early modern critics of London's enormous growth, this play

warned: the city is a monster that lives off the money the country

produces.

Synopsis:

This text is part of the "New Mermaid" series of modern spelling, fully-annotated editions of English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, textual details, a bibliography and information about the staging of the play.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713650686
Author:
MIDDLETON, THOMAS
Editor:
BRISSENDEN, ALAN
Editor:
Brissenden, Alan
Author:
Brissenden, Alan
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:
Trade Paperback
Series:
NEW MERMAIDS
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photographs, line drawings
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
2.00 in.

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