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May 10, 2005
| ISBN 9780679642435
Dec 29, 2010
| ISBN 9780307769688
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May 10, 2005 | ISBN 9780679642435
Dec 29, 2010 | ISBN 9780307769688
Edited and with an Introduction by Frank KermodeA Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas HeywoodVolpone by Ben JonsonThe Revenger’s Tragedy by Cyril TourneurThe Maid’s Tragedy by John Fletcher and Francis BeaumontA Chaste Maid in Cheapside by Thomas MiddletonThe Duchess of Malfi by John WebsterThe Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William RowleyThe lyrical, bloodthirsty tragedies and witty urban comedies in this original collection were first performed during the reign of King James I (1603—25). Though nearly four centuries old, they display surprisingly modern sensibilities regarding sex, violence, morality, and honor. Brilliantly introduced and annotated by Frank Kermode, these seven Jacobean masterpieces are the finest and most representative plays of a time when drama was the most vital and important mirror of English society.
Frank Kermode is among our greatest contemporary critics. He has written and edited many works, among them The Sense of Ending and Shakespeare’s Language.
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