Women Beware Women
By (author) Professor J. R. Mulryne Thomas Middleton
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Women Beware Women by Professor J. R. Mulryne
Book DescriptionWomen Beware Women is among the most powerful and adroitly plotted of Jacobean tragedies. Written by Thomas Middleton, a later contemporary of Shakespeare, the play deals with topics of enduring fascination such as sexual and financial greed, the sexual exploitation of women by a manipulative older woman, murderous revenge and the sexual predatoriness of a man in a position of power. The storyline is based on the most public of Medici scandals in late sixteenth-century Florence, with the Grand Duke Francesco seducing and then marrying a beautiful Venetian runaway, after arranging the murder of her Florentine lower-class husband. The tragedy ends with a spectacular masque involving misdirected poison, flaming gold, poisoned arrows, poisoned smoke, physical mishaps and numerous deaths. This edition is designed for the classroom and for the reader interested in the best in Renaissance drama.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719043505
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor J. R. Mulryne
Ceremonial Entries in Early Modern Europe, Hardback (March 2015)
Features essays that concentrate on festival iconography, the visual and written languages, including ephemeral and permanent structures, costume, dramatic performance, inscriptions and published festival books that 'voiced' the social, political and cultural messages incorporated in processional entries in the countries of Early Modern Europe.
Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance, Hardback (November 2013)
As the first book-length study of waterborne festivities in Renaissance and early modern Europe, this collection of essays draws on a rich array of sources, many previously un-researched, to explore aspects of scenography, choreography, music, fashion, painting, sculpture, architecture.
Dynastic Marriages 1612/1615, Hardback (April 2013)
The union of the two royal houses - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - in the early seventeenth century illustrates the extent to which marriage was a tool of government in Renaissance Europe, and festivals a manifestation of power and cultural superiority. With contributions from scholars representing a range of disciplines.
Shakespeare and the Japanese Stage, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Professor J. R. Mulryne
Leading Japanese and Western Shakespeare scholars study the interaction of Japanese and Western conceptions of Shakespeare.
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Author Biography - Professor J. R. Mulryne
J.R. Mulryne is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Warwick
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