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New Directions: Revengers Tragedy: Affairs between Men

The Revenger’s Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... innuendo includes many fantasies of aggressive, violent penetration; these are made literal in the multiple stabbing deaths at its conclusion. Adrian Blamires, ‘Homoerotic Pleasure and Violence in the Drama of Thomas Middleton’, Early Modern...

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

Edited by

Alan Brissenden

~playauthor~Written by~ Thomas Middleton , Alan Brissenden ~playauthor~Edited by~ Alan Brissenden

Methuen Drama, 2002

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (23), Female (10), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...A Chaste Maid in Cheapside is Middleton’s masterpiece of Jacobean city comedy, rich in irony and wordplay. Middleton welds together the themes of corruption, money and sex into a complex whole, in which comedy is mingled with disgust....

The Witch

Edited by

Elizabeth Schafer

~playauthor~Written by~ Thomas Middleton , Elizabeth Schafer ~playauthor~Edited by~ Elizabeth Schafer

Methuen Drama, 1994

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (21), Female (9), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...A lurid and sensational tragicomedy, Thomas Middleton portrays a court mired in sexual intrigue and deception, and the gruesome witch who keeps them well supplied with love charms and poisons. At the start of the play,...

break, broken

Vivian Thomas

Vivian Thomas was formerly Lecturer in English at the universities of Birmingham and Warwick. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge universities he also studied at Columbia University, New York and the University of Moscow. Previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews, he has been Visiting Lecturer at the New University of Lisbon, the universities of Cologne, Gdansk and Valenciennes. His publications include: The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays; Shakespeare's Roman Worlds; Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Political and Economic Language : A Dictionary

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... edition of TIM is relevant here. So too is Jowett, ‘Middleton and debt in Timon of Athens’ in Woodbridge, ed., Money and the Age of Shakespeare, and Nuttall, Timon of Athens. Also valuable are Jordan...

bountiful, bountifully, bounty

Vivian Thomas

Vivian Thomas was formerly Lecturer in English at the universities of Birmingham and Warwick. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge universities he also studied at Columbia University, New York and the University of Moscow. Previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews, he has been Visiting Lecturer at the New University of Lisbon, the universities of Cologne, Gdansk and Valenciennes. His publications include: The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays; Shakespeare's Roman Worlds; Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Political and Economic Language : A Dictionary

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... fortune comes to years, / Stands for my bounty’ (R2 2.3.65–7).(C) Adelman, The Common Liar, Kahn, Roman Shakespeare, McAlindon, Shakespeare’s Tragic Cosmos, Thomas, Shakespeare’s Roman Worlds, Cantor, Shakespeare’s Rome, and Miola,...

debt, debitor, debtor

Vivian Thomas

Vivian Thomas was formerly Lecturer in English at the universities of Birmingham and Warwick. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge universities he also studied at Columbia University, New York and the University of Moscow. Previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews, he has been Visiting Lecturer at the New University of Lisbon, the universities of Cologne, Gdansk and Valenciennes. His publications include: The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays; Shakespeare's Roman Worlds; Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Political and Economic Language : A Dictionary

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... Economics, esp. 121–2. Jowett, ‘Middleton and debt in Timon of Athens’ in Woodbridge, ed., Money and the Age of Shakespeare, and McAlindon, Shakespeare’s Tudor History, are highly significant here....

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Vivian Thomas

Vivian Thomas was formerly Lecturer in English at the universities of Birmingham and Warwick. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge universities he also studied at Columbia University, New York and the University of Moscow. Previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews, he has been Visiting Lecturer at the New University of Lisbon, the universities of Cologne, Gdansk and Valenciennes. His publications include: The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays; Shakespeare's Roman Worlds; Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nicki Faircloth

Nicki Faircloth is a freelance lecturer and writer based in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Plants and Gardens : A Dictionary

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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... of fertile . Even rotten grounds and dunghills promote growth (1621, Middleton, Women Beware Women 3.2.50–52). Madelaine (1982) points out the contemporary association between rottenness...

ripe

Vivian Thomas

Vivian Thomas was formerly Lecturer in English at the universities of Birmingham and Warwick. A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge universities he also studied at Columbia University, New York and the University of Moscow. Previously Lecturer in Economics at the University of St Andrews, he has been Visiting Lecturer at the New University of Lisbon, the universities of Cologne, Gdansk and Valenciennes. His publications include: The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays; Shakespeare's Roman Worlds; Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nicki Faircloth

Nicki Faircloth is a freelance lecturer and writer based in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Plants and Gardens : A Dictionary

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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... is the execrable sin of pride, and excesse in apparel, which is there so stinckyng ripe, as the filthie fruits, and lothsome dregges thereof.’ Middleton alludes to the medlar which was eaten when bletted or rotten, suggesting...