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Middleton, Thomas -1627

Works: 1,224 works in 4,676 publications in 8 languages and 80,118 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Comedy plays  Satirical literature  Juvenile works  Fiction  Manuscripts  Satire 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Attributed name, Lyricist
Classifications: PR2714, 822.3
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Most widely held works by Thomas Middleton
The changeling by Thomas Middleton( Book )

224 editions published between 1653 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 5,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobean psychological tragedy in verse. In love with another, a fickle woman has her fiancé murdered by a deformed servant who loves her
Women beware women by Thomas Middleton( Book )

134 editions published between 1657 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great Renaissance playwrights, Middleton wrote tragedies essentially different from either Marlowe's or Shakespeare's, being wittier than the former and more grittily ironic than the latter. The genre of 'citizen tragedy' came into its own in the eighteenth century, but Middleton can claim to have created it: Bianca, wife of a middling commercial agent, arouses the lust of the Duke of Florence and becomes his mistress, first secretly, then openly and finally, after her husband has been seduced by the scheming Lady Livia and stabbed by Livia's brother, the Duke's wife. Livia plots he
The life of Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Timon of Athens is a bitterly intriguing study of a fabulously rich man who wastes his wealth on his friends, and, when he is finally impoverished, learns to despise humanity with a hatred that drives him to his grave. Its response to matters topical in Jacobean London sharpens its thrust as satire. Yet the setting in ancient Athens allows it to read as a timeless fable, deeply relevant to a modern society that sees itself as pursuing material prosperity to the point of self-destruction." "The play's plot structure is schematically clear, and the poetry of Timon's rage is arresting in its savage intensity. Yet readers have often detected loose ends, and the tone of writing is uneven. In his introduction, John Jowett explains how these characteristics arise because the play was written as a collaboration between Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton. This edition pays full justice to Middleton's presence, explaining how his contribution gave the play its distinctive edge. We as readers need to read this play as a dialogue between writers of different temperaments, and this edition is the first to make such a reading possible." "The introduction provides the fullest account of the play's performance history available. The commentary is the most detailed ever to have been published. Appendices include source materials and a listing of major productions worldwide."--Jacket
A mad world, my masters by Thomas Middleton( Book )

45 editions published between 1608 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire of London society at the turn of the 17th century
A chaste maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton( Book )

86 editions published between 1630 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for the adult players at the open-air Swan theatre in 1613,this master-piece of Jacobean city comedy signals its ironic nature even in the title: chaste maids, like most other goods and people in London's busiest commercial area, are likely to be fake. Money is more important than either happiness or honour; and the most coveted commodities to be bought with it are sex and social prestige. Middleton interweaves the fortunes of four families, who either seek to marry their children off as profitably as possible, to stop having any more for fear of poverty, or to acquire some in order to keep their property in the family. Most prosperous is the husband who pimps his wife to a rich knight and lets him support the household with his alimony. Like many early modern critics of London's enormous growth, this play warned: the city is a monster that lives off the money the country produces
The revenger's tragedy by Cyril Tourneur( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new student edition contains a completely re-edited text of the play and a new introduction examining this unique combination of poetic tragedy, macabre farce and satire, focused on the dark brilliance of the hero Vindice. It also views the play in wider contexts - of contemporary attitudes to women, as well as contemporary debates concerning rebellion against tyranny."--Jacket
A trick to catch the old one by Thomas Middleton( Book )

48 editions published between 1608 and 2013 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reconsidered text based on collation of all known copies of the 1608 quarto supplemented with textual analysis and critical discussion
Michaelmas term by Thomas Middleton( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michaelmas Term is one of five satiric city comedies that the young playwright Thomas Middleton wrote for the boy players of St Paul's Cathedral, sometime before 1607. Set in a vividly detailed, realistic urban milieu at the start of London's social season, the play comes alive through the central contest between Ephestian Quomodo, an ambitious, land-hungry city merchant, and Richard Easy, a naive landowning gallant just arrived in the city. Easy is soon deep in debt and his struggle to recoup his debts and reclaim his land from Quomodo takes places against a sharply drawn set of London types - Quomodo's socially and sexually ambitious wife and daughter, the Scottish upstart Andrew Lethe, and his mistress the Country Wench, eager to exchange her virginity for an elegant new wardrobe--Amazon
The roaring girl by Thomas Middleton( Book )

53 editions published between 1611 and 2017 in English and Danish and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sebastian has a problem. He's in love with a girl but his father won't agree to their marriage. In desperation he turns to the one person who can help him, the fearless and feisty 'roaring girl' Moll Cutpurse. In a London fuelled by greed and desire, the charismatic, cross-dressing heroine Moll has the world wrapped around her little finger, and she has a plan. Cutting a joyously independent path through the underhand scheming and petty vendettas of the London underworld, Moll proves more than a match for any man."--Page 4 of cover
A game at chess by Thomas Middleton( Book )

55 editions published between 1625 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The witch by Thomas Middleton( Book )

68 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play written in the early 1600s is an ironic comedy which offers contrast and comparison with Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' in its handling of witchcraft. It includes a biography of the writer, a critical introduction, discussion of dates and sources and is fully annotated
Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second maiden's tragedy by Thomas Middleton( Book )

25 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish gipsie : as it was acted (with great applause) at the Privat House in Drury-Lane, and Salisbury Court by Thomas Middleton( )

20 editions published between 1653 and 1976 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Thomas Middleton by Thomas Middleton( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected plays of Thomas Middleton by Thomas Middleton( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hengist, king of Kent; or, The mayor of Queenborough by Thomas Middleton( Book )

21 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hengist, King of Kent (also known as The Mayor of Quinborough) was one of the most popular plays of the 1630s and 1640s. Written by Thomas Middleton by 1619, its main tragic plot concerns the invasion of the Saxons, led by Hengist, into Britain and the division of the kingdom into heptarchies, one of which, Kent, Hengist comes to rule. The play exists in two manuscript texts (both from the 1640s) and an early printed quarto (1661); this is one of the rare plays of the period that exists in early manuscript copy."--Provided by publisher
Thomas Middleton: three plays by Thomas Middleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Middleton by Thomas Middleton( Book )

38 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changeling : as it was acted (with great applause) at the Privat house in Drury-Lane, and Salisbury Court by Thomas Middleton( )

21 editions published between 1653 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The changeling
Women beware womenThe life of Timon of AthensA mad world, my mastersA chaste maid in CheapsideThe revenger's tragedyMichaelmas termThe roaring girlA game at chess
Alternative Names
Middelton, Thomas ca1570-1627


Middleton, Thomas

Middleton, Thomas 1570?-1627

Middleton, Thomas 1580?-1627

Middleton, Thomas d. 1627

Middleton, Thomas m. 1627

Midleton, Thomas 1580-1627

Thomas Middleton angol drámaíró, költő

Thomas Middleton auteur dramatique

Thomas Middleton Brits auteur

Thomas Middleton drammaturgo britannico

Thomas Middleton englischer Schriftsteller und Poet

Tomas Mïdlton

Томас Мидлтон английский драматург и поэт

תומס מידלטון סופר בריטי

توماس مىيدلتون

توماس ميدلتون

توماس میدلتون

미들턴, 토머스 1580?-1627



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