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The Maid'S Tragedy : Beaumont and Fletcher - T. W. Craik

The Maid'S Tragedy

Beaumont and Fletcher

By: T. W. Craik (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th March 1999
ISBN: 9780719030987
Number Of Pages: 212

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Generally acknowledged to be the most powerful of Beaumont and Fletcher's plays and frequently performed by the best actors of the seventeenth and early eighteenth century, "The Maid's Tragedy" (1610-11) disappeared from the stage (except in a much-altered and very successful Victorian adaptation) until recent years, when major companies have rediscovered its appeal. In this fully annotated edition, the editor has given careful attention to the sense of the lines, the stage action and the verse. Many new emendations of textual errors, as well as improvements in stage directions and lineation, are either introduced or proposed. The introduction explores Beaumont and Fletcher's use of the three known sources (two of them previously neglected) for incidents in the play, gives the fullest available account of its stage history, and provides a sympathetic interpretation of the play as a romantic tragedy.

The Play
Stage History
The Text
The Maid's Tragedy
Sidney's Arcadia and The Maid's Tragedy
Four Plays in One and The Maid's Tragedy
Valerius Maximus and The Maid's Tragedy
Index to the Commentary
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780719030987
ISBN-10: 0719030986
Series: Revels Plays (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 11th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.3

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