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Identifying Co-Authors

Brian Vickers

in Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269167
eISBN:
9780191699368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reviews some of the methods currently used, focusing on the canon of two dramatists who frequently took part in collaborations, John Fletcher and Thomas Middleton. Their work is ... More


Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays

Brian Vickers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269167
eISBN:
9780191699368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

No issue in Shakespeare studies is more important than determining what he wrote. For over two centuries scholars have discussed the evidence that Shakespeare worked with co-authors on several plays, ... More


The Press and the Playhouse: Early Trials

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Two truths are told by the sparse narrative of Thomas Middleton’s early life: his roots lay almost entirely in London, and he entered the theatre as a ... More


Introduction

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Surmounting over three centuries of neglect, Middleton is more our contemporary today than any other Jacobean playwright. This book studies society and ... More


Afterword

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A recent survey of drama and society in the English Renaissance ends with applauding Thomas Middleton as ‘a master’ who ‘will take no contemporary ... More


Timon of Athens with Thomas Middleton

Brian Vickers

in Shakespeare, Co-Author: A Historical Study of Five Collaborative Plays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269167
eISBN:
9780191699368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269167.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reports the history of Timon of Athens and its authorship. Since the play's represented action was not as violent as Titus Andronicus, it offended fewer critics. Middleton also wrote The ... More


Identifying the Author of Pericles, Acts 1 and 2

MACD. P. JACKSON

in Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter attempts to identify the author of Pericles, Acts 1 and 2. George Wilkins, Thomas Heywood, John Day, William Rowley, George Chapman, Thomas Dekker, and Thomas Middleton have all been ... More


Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Swapan Chakravorty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A comprehensive reassessment of Thomas Middleton’s cultural importance, this book examines both the writer’s dramatic and non-dramatic texts to show how he laid bare ... More


Libido and the Market-Place: The Fools of Paul’s

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the major comedies he wrote for Paul’s Boys, Thomas Middleton chose to make his satiric point through irony and the biter-bit motif. This enabled ... More


The Court and the Populace: Tragicomedy and Comitragedy

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Thomas Middleton’s major comedies and tragedies appeared to T. S. Eliot ‘as if written by two different men’. However, the truth is that Middleton ... More


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