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Five Plays By Thomas Middleton

Five Plays
by Thomas Middleton

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Thomas Middleton was one of the most prolific playwrights of the Jacobean era. This collection comprises five of his powerful plays, from the comedies satirizing city life, "A Trick to Catch the Old One", and "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside", to his later tragedies "Women Beware Women" and "The Changeling". Also included is "The Revenger's Tragedy".
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Five Plays by Thomas Middleton

Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) was one of the most prolific and fascinating playwrights of the Jacobean era, producing nearly fifty theatrical pieces in a quarter of a century. This collection comprises five of his most powerful plays, from the comedies satirizing city life, A Trick to Catch the Old One, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, to his later tragedies Women Beware Women and The Changeling, in which Middleton reveals a world dominated by the corrupting power of lust and subject to the futility of human pretensions. Also included is The Revenger's Tragedy, originally ascribed to Cyril Tourneur, a Revenge Play infused with sardonic wit and biting irony.

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About Thomas Middleton


Thomas Middleton, one of the greatest of Jacobean dramatists, was born in 1580, the son of a well-to-do London bricklayer. He went to Oxford but seems not to have gained a degree. Thereafter he pursued the precarious career of a professional writerin London. In a quarter of a century he wrote, either on his own or in collaboration, nearly fifty plays and other theatrical pieces. His greatest contemporary success was A Game at Chess, which was suppressed by the government. He died in 1627.

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GOR001208337
Five Plays by Thomas Middleton
Thomas Middleton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1988-06-30
464
0140432191
9780140432190
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