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Penitent brothellers : grace, sexuality, and genre in Thomas Middleton's City comedies

Author: Herbert Jack Heller
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Panitent Brothellers focuses on the recurring incidents of repentance and conversion in Thomas Middleton's major comedies. Panitent Brothel's conversion in a Mad World, My Masters and Sir Walter Whorehound's repentance in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside are familiar examples of behavior that, while having precedents with St. Augustine and St. Paul, had been newly described by Luther and Calvin." "This study emphasizes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Heller, Herbert Jack, 1962-
Penitent brothellers.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2000
(OCoLC)606361062
Named Person: Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Jack Heller
ISBN: 0874137012 9780874137019
OCLC Number: 42476642
Description: 223 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Thomas Middleton, Calvinist Dramatist --
2. Grace, Repentance, and Genre: A Mad World, My Masters, The Widow, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. "Is it a tragedy plot, or a comedy plot, good mother?": Repentance and Genre in Middleton Criticism. From Brothel to Once-Ill: Penitent's Paradigmatic Conversion in A Mad World, My Masters. "That he might read his actions i'th' event?": The Patterns of Repentance. Sir Walter Whorehound's Anti-Tragic Repentance --
3. Marrying the Whore: The Hosea Paradigm in : A Trick to Catch the Old One and Other Plays --
4. Sodomy, Salvation, and the Stage: Satires, Michaelmas Term, and The Roaring Girl. Unspoken Things in the Historical, Literary, and Critical Contexts.
Responsibility: Herbert Jack Heller.

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"Panitent Brothellers focuses on the recurring incidents of repentance and conversion in Thomas Middleton's major comedies. Panitent Brothel's conversion in a Mad World, My Masters and Sir Walter Whorehound's repentance in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside are familiar examples of behavior that, while having precedents with St. Augustine and St. Paul, had been newly described by Luther and Calvin." "This study emphasizes close readings of Middleton's city comedies to reveal the importance of repentance and conversion in his theology."--Jacket.

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