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The moral art of Philip Massinger

Author: Ira Clark
Publisher: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Moral Art of Philip Massinger views the successor of Shakespeare and Fletcher in a new sociopolitical position: one of accommodation based on a moderate reformation of the tradition of the old hierarchy of inherited degree, patriarchy, and patronage. In addition, author Ira Clark claims a superior aesthetic position for tragicomedy as a sophisticated, elaborate synthesis of dramatic conventions in complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clark, Ira.
Moral art of Philip Massinger.
Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1993
(OCoLC)623267195
Named Person: Philip Massinger; Philip Massinger; Philip Massinger; Philip Massinger; Philip Massinger
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Clark
ISBN: 083875225X 9780838752258
OCLC Number: 26160595
Description: 313 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A Case for Massinger --
2. Models for Massinger the Apprentice --
3. Massinger's Political Plays in Their Time --
4. Massinger's Tragedies and Satiric Tragicomedies in Their Social and Family Settings --
5. Massinger's Tragicomedy.
Responsibility: Ira Clark.

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This work claims tragicomedy as Philip Massinger's fundamental mode by describing a sophisticated synthesis and elaboration of a heritage of complex techniques and evaluating the moral force.  Read more...

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