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The Witch

The Witch( )
Author: Middleton, Thomas
Middleton, John
Editor: Schafer, Elizabeth
Series title:New Mermaids Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7136-3945-2
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Methuen Drama
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.95
Book Description:

This play written in the early 1600s is an ironic comedy which offers contrast and comparison with Shakespeare's Macbeth" in its handling of witchcraft. It includes a biography of the writer, a critical introduction, discussion of dates and sources and is fully annotated."

Book Details
Pages:132
Detailed Subjects: Drama / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.06 x 7.81 x 0.28 Inches
Book Weight:0.3 Pounds
Author Biography
Middleton, Thomas (Author)
Thomas Middleton, 1580-1627 Middleton wrote in a wide variety of genres and styles, and was a thoroughly professional dramatist. His comedies were generally based on London life but seen through the perspective of Roman comedy, especially those of Plautus. Middleton is a masterful constructor of plots. "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside" (1630) is typical of Middleton's interests. It is biting and satirical in tone: the crassness of the willing cuckold Allwit is almost frightening. Middleton was very preoccupied with sexual themes, especially in his tragedies, "The Changeling" (1622), written with William Rowley, and "Women Beware Women" (1621). The portraits of women in these plays are remarkable. Both Beatrice-Joanna in "The Changeling" and Bianca in "Women Beware Women" move swiftly from innocence to corruption, and Livia in "Women Beware Women" is noteworthy as a feminine Machiavelli and manipulator. In his psychological realism and his powerful vision of evil, Middleton resembles Shakespeare.

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