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The Selected Plays of John Marston : Plays by Renaissance and Restoration Dramatists - Macdonald Pearman Jackson

The Selected Plays of John Marston

Plays by Renaissance and Restoration Dramatists

By: Macdonald Pearman Jackson (Editor), Michael Neill (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 17th November 1986
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This edition brings five of Marston's most interesting plays together in a readable and helpful form. They are collected with modern spelling, full commentaries, textual notes and introductions, in texts newly edited from the original quartos. A survey of criticism of Marston is included. The edition of Sophonisba (a play highly praised by T. S. Eliot) is the first modernised text to appear in one hundred years. Another textual innovation is the relegation to an appendix of Webster's obtrusive additions to The Malcontent. Marston's plays have enjoyed popular revivals in English theatres over the last decade, and the authors' commentary is designed to alert readers to theatrical effects. The playwright's language is elucidated here far more fully than in any other collection.

Antonio and Mellida
Antonio's Revenge
The Malcontent
The Dutch Courtesan
Sophonisba
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ISBN: 9780521292474
ISBN-10: 0521292476
Series: Plays by Renaissance and Restoration Dramatists
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 17th November 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.72