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Description - The Malcontent by John Marston

Famous for its close relationship to "Hamlet", this play is a political thriller, and in typical Elizabethan fashion it mingles serious and comic elements. But, unlike "Hamlet" it is a tragicomedy, that concludes with moral transformations not tragic destruction. This book gives explanatory notes of the text, an account of the play's literary and historical context and its interpretation as a theatre work. It is aimed act actors, theatre goers and to students of Shakespeare and English drama.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713642889
ISBN-10: 0713642882
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Marston

W. David Kay is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Ben Jonson: A Literary Life and of essays on Erasmus, Jonson, and Shakespeare.

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