Five Plays

Five Plays


Editor: Neil Taylor
Editor: Bryan Loughrey

Format
Paperback
Price
$18.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140432190
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) was one of the most prolific and fascinating playwrights of the Jacobean era, producing nearly fifty theatrical pieces in a quarter of a century. This collection comprises five of his most powerful plays, from the comedies satirizing city life, A Trick to Catch the Old One, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, to his later tragedies Women Beware Women and The Changeling, in which Middleton reveals a world dominated by the corrupting power of lust and subject to the futility of human pretensions. Also included is The Revenger’s Tragedy, originally ascribed to Cyril Tourneur, a Revenge Play infused with sardonic wit and biting irony.
Five Plays

Five Plays

Thomas Middleton, Editor: Neil Taylor, Editor: Bryan Loughrey

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