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Marvell’s ‘Mourning’

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...All citations from Marvell’s poems are from Marvell, Complete Poems .4812162024283236Marvell’s ‘Mourning’ might well be retitled ‘Mourning?’ for it refuses to give us a stable perspective on the act it at once overdescribes...

Some Similes in Paradise Lost, Book 9

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Citations in the text are to Milton, Works . Further references to Paradise Lost will appear by book and line number in the text.445450Like other literary epics, Paradise Lost imitates the so-called epic similes which...

The Sense of a Beginning

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...All citations from Paradise Lost are to Milton, Works and will be provided parenthetically in the text.510152025We know that Milton thought about writing an epic poem for a very long time, not only because of external...

Pointless Milton: A Close Reading in Negative

Nicholas D. Nace

Nicholas D Nace is Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, Binghamton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...The text of Paradise Lost is cited from Milton, Works ; further line references to Paradise Lost will appear in the text.640645650655This speech uttered by Eve in Book 4 of Paradise Lost constitutes for Milton the first...

On the Value of the Town-Bayes

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Marvell, Complete Poems, 193. Subsequent parenthetical citations in the text are to line numbers from this edition.4550Most late seventeenth-century poems about the literary world, or the experience of reading contemporary literature...

George Farquhar: A Migrant Life Reversed

David Roberts

David Roberts is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Arts and Media at Birmingham City University, UK. Recent books include Thomas Betterton (2010), The Library of a Seventeenth-Century Actor (2012), Restoration Plays and Players (2014), and Games for English Literature (2016), co-authored with Izabela Hopkins. Articles in major journals including Shakespeare Quarterly, ELH, New Theatre Quarterly, and The Times Literary Supplement. My biography of Betterton was shortlisted for the American Library Association Theatre Book Prize and longlisted for the Society for Theatre Research Book Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Methuen Drama, 2018

Short Guides and Biography

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...George Farquhar (1677–1707) is one of the most successful and enduringly popular Restoration playwrights. His two masterpieces, The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux’ Stratagem, are still regularly performed today. Yet aspects of Farquhar...

The Relapse

Written by

John Vanbrugh

and

Bernard Harris

Edited by

Bernard Harris

~playauthor~Written by~ John Vanbrugh , Bernard Harris ~playauthor~Edited by~ Bernard Harris

Methuen Drama, 1987

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (14), Female (4), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Vanbrugh’s vivacious study of characters is an ironic sequel to Colley Cibber’s Love’s Last Shift and contains many of the same characters and themes. While in Cibber’s play the hedonistic rake, Loveless, ultimately...

The Recruiting Officer

Edited by

Tiffany Stern

~playauthor~Written by~ George Farquhar , Tiffany Stern ~playauthor~Edited by~ Tiffany Stern

Methuen Drama, 2011

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (18), Female (4), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Farquhar’s warm-hearted comedy combines satire and bonhomie to depict the army’s exploitation of sex, money, law and class in a provincial town. The dashing Captain Plume, a recruiting officer for the Grenadiers, and his...

Double Falsehood or the Distressed Lovers (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Brean Hammond

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Brean Hammond ~playauthor~Edited by~ Brean Hammond

The Arden Shakespeare, 2010

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (18), Female (3), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...Double Falsehood, or The Distressed Lovers has long been the subject of scholarly and theatrical doubt. In 1728, Lewis Theobald, Shakespeare editor and struggling man of letters, published the play, claiming it to be his revision of a work...

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...When General George Monk (1608–1670) negotiated Charles II’s return to England in 1660, the new king brought with him the culture of the continent chief of which, in terms of drama, was French neoclassicism – the belief that plays...