... about of brains’. This controversy seems to reference the Poetomachia, or Poets’ War, of the London theatres (
Bednarz 2001), which broke out around 1600 between Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, JohnMarston and Thomas Dekker....
John Drakakis is Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling, UK. He is editor of Alternative Shakespeares, Shakespearean Tragedy, the Arden 3 edition of The Merchant of Venice, General Editor of Routledge's New Critical Idiom series, and joint editor and contributor to Gothic Shakespeares. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
... on 27 August 1605. Muir is also sceptical about the relevance of the dating of echoes in Shakespeare’s text of plays such as JohnMarston’s The Wonder of Women, Or the Tragedy of Sophonisba (1606); indeed, he concludes from the evidence...
Methuen Drama, 1997
Acts: 5, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (18), Female (7), Male (11), Unassigned (0)
...The eponymous Dutch courtesan Franceschina, passionate and vengeful, is at the centre of Marston’s volatile morally complex play about irrepressible lust.
The young gentleman Freevill has been intimately involved...
Methuen Drama, 1995
Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (23), Female (8), Male (15), Unassigned (0)
...A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, Eastward Ho! is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the ‘coterie’ city comedies written for boy players, Eastward Ho! gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously...
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