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A Book of Masques : In Honour of Allardyce Nicoll - Gerald Eades Bentley

A Book of Masques

In Honour of Allardyce Nicoll

By: Gerald Eades Bentley (Editor), T. J. B. Spencer (Editor), Stanley W. Wells (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1980
ISBN: 9780521297585
Number Of Pages: 514

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The English court masque was one of the most extravagant and spectacular forms of entertainment ever produced, the most important period being between 1600 and 1640 when the writers included some of the best-known poets and dramatists of the age. This volume, first published in 1967, was the first selection of masques to be published in England in the twentieth century. It consists of fourteen masques, each specially edited with an introduction and commentary by a different scholar, including Ben Jonson, James Shirley, Samuel Daniel, Thomas Campion, Francis Beaumont, William Browne, Thomas Middleton, Thomas Nabbes and William Davenant. Professor Gerald Eades Bentley examines the masque as Jonson conceived it and the clash that took place between Jonson and his collaborator as designer, Inigo Jones. There is also a final essay on the influence of the masque on the drama of the period. A group of 48 plates has been prepared many of them reproducing designs by Inigo Jones.

Notes on the plates Sybil Rosenfeld
Samuel Daniel: The Vision of the Twelve Goddesses (1604)
Ben Jonson: Oberon, the Fairy Prince (1611)
Ben Jonson: Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly (1611)
Thomas Campion: The Lords' Masque (1613)
Francis Beaumont: The Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray's Inn (1613)
The Masque of Flowers (1614)
William Browne: The Masque of the Inner Temple (Ulysses and Circe) (1615)
Ben Jonson: Lovers Made Men (1617)
Ben Jonson: Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue (1618)
Thomas Middleton: The Inner Temple Masque, or Masque of Heroes (1619)
James Shirley: The Triumph of Peace (1634)
Thomas Nabbes: The Spring's Glory (1638)
Inigo Jones and William Davenant: Salmacida Spolia (1640)
James Shirley: Cupid and Death (1653)
'These pretty devices': a study of masques in plays
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ISBN: 9780521297585
ISBN-10: 0521297583
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 514
Published: 22nd December 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.64