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The Resource Five plays, "A trick to catch the old one"; "The revenger's tragedy"; "A chaste maid in Cheapside"; "Women beware women"; "The changeling", Thomas Middleton; Edited by Bryan Loughrey, Neil Taylor

Five plays, "A trick to catch the old one"; "The revenger's tragedy"; "A chaste maid in Cheapside"; "Women beware women"; "The changeling", Thomas Middleton; Edited by Bryan Loughrey, Neil Taylor

Label
Five plays, "A trick to catch the old one"; "The revenger's tragedy"; "A chaste maid in Cheapside"; "Women beware women"; "The changeling"
Title
Five plays
Title part
"A trick to catch the old one"; "The revenger's tragedy"; "A chaste maid in Cheapside"; "Women beware women"; "The changeling"
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Middleton; Edited by Bryan Loughrey, Neil Taylor
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biographical or historical data
Thomas Middleton, one of the greatest of Jacobean dramatists, was born in 1580, the son of a well-to-do London bricklayer. He went to Oxford but seems not to have gained a degree. Thereafter he pursued the precarious career of a professional writerin London. In a quarter of a century he wrote, either on his own or in collaboration, nearly fifty plays and other theatrical pieces. His greatest contemporary success was A Game at Chess, which was suppressed by the government. He died in 1627.
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d. 1627
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Middleton, Thomas
Dewey number
822.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Twelfth Grade and over
Literary form
dramas
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  • Loughrey, Bryan
  • Taylor, Neil
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Literature
Target audience
general
Label
Five plays, "A trick to catch the old one"; "The revenger's tragedy"; "A chaste maid in Cheapside"; "Women beware women"; "The changeling", Thomas Middleton; Edited by Bryan Loughrey, Neil Taylor
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Publication
Control code
9780140432190
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
464 p.
Isbn
9780140432190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Five plays, "A trick to catch the old one"; "The revenger's tragedy"; "A chaste maid in Cheapside"; "Women beware women"; "The changeling", Thomas Middleton; Edited by Bryan Loughrey, Neil Taylor
Publication
Control code
9780140432190
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
464 p.
Isbn
9780140432190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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