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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Named Person:||John Marston; John Marston; John Marston|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
T F Wharton
|Description:||xiii, 131 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. "Furor Poeticus" - Marston and his Contemporaries --
2. "Oblivioni Sacrum" - Three Centuries of Obscurity --
3. "Iudiciall Perusers" - Marston Rediscovered --
4. "What Men Were, and Are ... What Men Must Be" - the Post-War Years. a. Psychological Criticism. b. Stoical Themes --
5. "Seriously Fantastical" - the Absurd and the Cruel. a. Theater of the Absurd, and the Parody Theory. b. Theater of Cruelty, and the Revenge Play. c. Dissenting Voices --
6. "Foil to your Fertile Spirits" - Feminist and New Historicist Readings --
7. "Scenes Invented Merely to be Spoken" - the Nature of Marston's Drama: a Summing-Up.
|Series Title:||Studies in English and American literature, linguistics, and culture (Unnumbered)., Literary criticism in perspective.|
"A major contribution to the history of criticism of the drama, for the case of Marston has much to reveal about general critical trends as well as about personal critical preferences. Moreover,