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Women Beware Women and Other Plays
This volume contains Thomas Middletons four greatest plays, "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside," "Women Beware Women," "The Changeling," and "A Game at Chess." "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside" is the most complex and effective of the city comedies. "Women Beware Women" and "The Changeling" (with William Rowley) are two of the most powerful Jacobean tragedies aside from Shakespeare, s ...more
Paperback, 530 pages
Published October 28th 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1968)
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Love Middleton (although Marlowe still holds a prime place in my heart)! Couldn't believe my professor when he said previous classes hated Middleton -- but they were always comparing him to Shakespeare. Middleton's definitely in a class of his own - but still deserves kudos for the amazing plays he wrote! WBW still gotta be my favourite -- it's so deliciously wicked ;)
Thomas Middleton (1580 – 1627) was an English Jacobean playwright and poet. Middleton stands with John Fletcher and Ben Jonson as among the most successful and prolific of playwrights who wrote their best plays during the Jacobean period. He was one of the few Renaissance dramatists to achieve equal success in comedy and tragedy. Also a prolific writer of masques and pageants, he remains one of th ...moreMore about Thomas Middleton...