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The Duchess of Malfi
Seven Masterpieces of Jacobean Drama
Edited by Frank Kermode

The Duchess of Malfi
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Category: Drama - Anthologies (multiple authors); Drama - Shakespeare
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: May 2005
Price: $17.95
Can. Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64243-5 (0-679-64243-9)
Pages: 688
Also available as an eBook.



 
The 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, britain’s most distinguished scholar of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, 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.

This collection includes:

A Woman Killed With Kindness by Thomas Heywood
Volpone by Ben Jonson
The Revenger's Tragedy by Cyril Tourneur
The Maid's Tragedy by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Frank Kermode is Britain’s most distinguished scholar of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature. He has written and edited numerous works, including Shakespeare’s Language and The Age of Shakespeare. He has taught at University College, London, and Cambridge University, and has been a visiting professor at Columbia, Harvard, and Yale, among other American institutions. He lives in Cambridge, England.





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