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Society and politics in the plays of Thomas Middleton

Author: Swapan Chakravorty
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
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A comprehensive reassessment of Middleton's cultural importance, this wide-ranging study examines the writer's dramatic and non-dramatic texts to show how he laid bare the complicit interests at work behind assumptions about sex, morality, society, and politics in late feudal culture. Middleton's importance has long been acknowledged in the modern theatre, but academic criticism still seems distracted by questions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Chakravorty, Swapan.
Society and politics in the plays of Thomas Middleton.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)603927475
Named Person: Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton; Thomas Middleton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Swapan Chakravorty
ISBN: 019818266X 9780198182665
OCLC Number: 32272298
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oxford, 1991.
Description: xii, 230 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Press and the Playhouse: Early Trials --
2. Libido and the Market-Place: The Fools of Paul's --
3. Tyranny and Treason: Early Tragedies --
4. Mirth and Licence: Moll at the Bankside and Moll in Cheapside --
5. The Court and the Populace: Tragicomedy and Comitragedy --
6. Strangers and Natives: Women Beware Women --
7. Servants and Masters: The Changeling --
8. Vulgar Pasquin and Lordly Players: A Game at Chess.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Swapan Chakravorty.
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This detailed reassessment of Middleton's importance examines the writer's dramatic texts to demonstrate how he revealed the complicit interests at work behind assumptions about sex, morality,  Read more...

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