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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

The Country Wife

Edited by

James Ogden

~playauthor~Written by~ William Wycherley , James Ogden ~playauthor~Edited by~ James Ogden

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (15), Female (7), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...A satirical comedy focused on the vices and hypocrisies of Restoration London, The Country Wife has been admired as a farce, condemned as immoral or frivolous, and praised as a sharp and sophisticated drama. Wycherley...

Gabriel

Written by

Samuel Adamson

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Adamson

Faber and Faber, 2013

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (56), Female (8), Male (48), Unassigned (0)

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...This is noisily Protestant England - the England of William and Mary's Glorious Revolution at the end of a century of civil strife. This is London in the 1690s, the monster city tamed into awe by our only Orpheus: Henry Purcell...