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This 'lamentable and true tragedy', as it is announced on its title page, dramatises a domestic murder of the sort that nowadays scandalises and thrills the readers of tabloid newspapers. Although the title advertises 'the great malice and dissimulation of a wicked woman' and her 'unsatiable desire of filthie lust', the unknown playwright with great dramatic skill and psychological insight manages to balance the motivations of all the main characters. Thomas Arden, one of the rapacious landlords so reviled in mid-Elizabethan social drama, was murdered at his own house in Faversham, Kent, in 1551. His murderers, it turned out, had been hired by his wife Alice, thrall to Mosby, who hoped to rise socially by marrying a rich widow. As the introduction to this edition shows, sexual and material covetousness is the central theme running through the play, which is commonly rated 'unquestionably the best of all Elizabethan domestic tragedies'.
Dr. Tom Lockwood is Lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham. His article The Sheridans at Work was awarded The Review of English Studies Essay Prize and he has written a book on Ben Jonson.
This "lamentable and true tragedy," as it is announced on its title page, dramatizes a domestic murder of the sort that nowadays scandalises and thrills the readers of tabloid newspapers. Although the title advertises "the great malice and dissimulation of a wicked woman" and her "unsatiable desire of filthie lust," the unknown playwright with great dramatic skill and psychological insight manages to balance the motivations of all the main characters. Thomas Arden, one of the rapacious landlords so reviled in mid-Elizabethan social drama, was murdered at his own house in Faversham, Kent, in 1551. His murderers, it turned out, had been hired by his wife Alice, thrall to Mosby, who hoped to rise socially by marrying a rich widow. As the introduction to this edition shows, sexual and material covetousness is the central theme running through the play, which is commonly rated "unquestionably the best of all Elizabethan domestic tragedies."

Synopsis:

This "lamentable and true tragedy" dramatizes a domestic murder.

Synopsis:

This 'lamentable and true tragedy', as it is announced on its title page, dramatises a domestic murder of the sort that nowadays scandalises and thrills the readers of tabloid newspapers. Although the title advertises 'the great malice and dissimulation of a wicked woman' and her 'unsatiable desire of filthie lust', the unknown playwright with great dramatic skill and psychological insight manages to balance the motivations of all the main characters. Thomas Arden, one of the rapacious landlords so reviled in mid-Elizabethan social drama, was murdered at his own house in Faversham, Kent, in 1551. His murderers, it turned out, had been hired by his wife Alice, thrall to Mosby, who hoped to rise socially by marrying a rich widow. As the introduction to this edition shows, sexual and material covetousness is the central theme running through the play, which is commonly rated 'unquestionably the best of all Elizabethan domestic tragedies'.

Synopsis:

This “lamentable and true tragedy,” as it is announced on its title page, dramatizes a domestic murder of the sort that nowadays scandalizes and thrills the readers of tabloid newspapers. As the introduction to this edition shows, sexual and material covetousness is the central theme running through the play, which is commonly rated “unquestionably the best of all Elizabethan domestic tragedies.”

About the Author

Dr Tom Lockwood is Lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham.
 
His article The Sheridans at Work was awarded The Review of English Studies Essay Prize and he has written a book on Ben Jonson.
 
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713677652
Author:
White, Martin
Publisher:
A&C Black
Introduction by:
Lockwood, Tom
Introduction:
Lockwood, Tom
Author:
Lockwood, Tom
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Arden, Thomas
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Mermaids
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.05 x 0.44 in

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This "lamentable and true tragedy" dramatizes a domestic murder.
"Synopsis" by ,
This 'lamentable and true tragedy', as it is announced on its title page, dramatises a domestic murder of the sort that nowadays scandalises and thrills the readers of tabloid newspapers. Although the title advertises 'the great malice and dissimulation of a wicked woman' and her 'unsatiable desire of filthie lust', the unknown playwright with great dramatic skill and psychological insight manages to balance the motivations of all the main characters. Thomas Arden, one of the rapacious landlords so reviled in mid-Elizabethan social drama, was murdered at his own house in Faversham, Kent, in 1551. His murderers, it turned out, had been hired by his wife Alice, thrall to Mosby, who hoped to rise socially by marrying a rich widow. As the introduction to this edition shows, sexual and material covetousness is the central theme running through the play, which is commonly rated 'unquestionably the best of all Elizabethan domestic tragedies'.
"Synopsis" by ,

This “lamentable and true tragedy,” as it is announced on its title page, dramatizes a domestic murder of the sort that nowadays scandalizes and thrills the readers of tabloid newspapers. As the introduction to this edition shows, sexual and material covetousness is the central theme running through the play, which is commonly rated “unquestionably the best of all Elizabethan domestic tragedies.”

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