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A jovial crew, or The merry beggars

Author: Richard Brome; Tiffany Stern
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014.
Series: Arden early modern drama.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Caroline-era stage play first published in 1652, this comedy is about four noble lovers who join the beggar community for a pastoral life of song and dance, only to find that that the reality of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Drama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Brome; Tiffany Stern
ISBN: 9781408140123 1408140128
OCLC Number: 868980216
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; GENERAL EDITORS' PREFACE; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; THE PLAY; Mood and title; Character development and genre; Politics; Themes; Language; SOURCES; Jonson; Elizabethan literature; Jacobean and Caroline literature; Professional contemporaries; PERFORMANCE; The company and theatre; Composition and production; PUBLICATION; Publication and allusions; Text; AFTERLIFE; Later stage history; Later print history; QUARTO PARATEXT; A JOVIAL CREW, OR THE MERRY BEGGARS; APPENDIX 1: Songs; APPENDIX 2: Rogue literature and cant; CANT DEFINITIONS APPENDIX 3: Criticism and Brome's backgroundABBREVIATIONS AND REFERENCES; ABBREVIATIONS USED IN NOTES; SHORT TITLES FOR WORKS BY BROME; WORKS BY AND PARTLY BY SHAKESPEARE; EDITIONS OF A JOVIAL CREW COLLATED; OTHER WORKS CITED; INDEX
Series Title: Arden early modern drama.
Responsibility: by Richard Brome, edited by Tiffany Stern.

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The general sense one has from this Arden edition is that it finally refocuses and steadies a work that has been in flux from the moment it was written. Brome himself even included updates and Read more...

 
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