Five Plays by Thomas Middleton
Thomas Middleton 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.
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Paperback | 464 pages
129 x 198 x 20mm | 319g
04 Oct 1988
Penguin Books Ltd
London, United Kingdom
A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, and one long crease that runs horizontally across the front cover's title, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. A previous owner has stamped the first page with their name. No missing pages.