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The Drama of John Marston : Critical Re-Visions - T. F. Wharton

The Drama of John Marston

Critical Re-Visions

By: T. F. Wharton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd January 2001
ISBN: 9780521651363
Number Of Pages: 248

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Celebrating the 400th anniversary of John Marston's debut as a professional playwright, this collection of critical essays on his work by leading scholars in the early modern field discovers, in the de-centred, hilarious, but unsettling work of this idiosyncratic Renaissance dramatist, an uncannily post-modern voice. Always at odds with his contemporaries, the censor and sometimes his own audience, Marston is shown to be a deeply conflicted figure but the qualities which estranged him from previous critical eras are precisely those that are now instantly accessible. This volume's essays, the themes of which coincide both in contemporary currents in literary theory and criticism and in the plays of John Marston, reveal at every turn the full extent of his ambiguity towards politics, gender and the very medium he wrote for and in.

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"Clearly written throughout, the volume will be a useful addition to any library supporting the study of early modern drama." Choice "This collection is a very welcome addition to the growing shelf of books on Marston. It contains work by both new and seasoned scholars and covers many significant issues." Albion "...much needed contribution to the critical fortunes of Marston..." Sixteenth Century Journal

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Note on the text
Introduction
John Marston at the 'mart of woe': the Antonio plays
John Marston: a theatrical perspective
Varieties of fantasy in What You Will
Safety in fiction: Marston's recreational poetics
Insatiate punning in Marston's courtesan plays
Touching the self: masturbatory Marston
'Two parts in one': Marston and masculinity
The Malcontent: hunting the letter
The Dutch Courtesan and the profits of translation
Sexual politics in Marston's The Malcontent
Marston: censure, censorship and free speech
Ill-mannered Marston
Index
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ISBN: 9780521651363
ISBN-10: 0521651360
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 2nd January 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.52

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