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Description - Duchess of Malfi by Frank Kermode

This is the most comprehensive collection of Jacobean drama on the market. 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, 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. The masterpieces are: "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; and "The Changeling" by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679642435
ISBN-10: 0679642439
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 132mm x mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 10-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frank Kermode

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.

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