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Description - Gammer Gurton's Needle by Charles Walters Whitworth

Published in 1575 and acted at Christ's College, Cambridge, probably as early as King Edward V's reign, the drama of Grandma Gurton and her lost sewing needle, which is finally retrieved from the bottom of her servant Hodge's breeches, is an outstanding example of mid-Tudor comedy. Although a university production, the play's doggerel rhymes, its village characters and their dialect speech, its seemingly innocuous plot and its Rabelaisian humour are the very opposite of academic or neo-classical. Yet its anonymous author's ingenuity manifests itself at every turn, not least in the multiple ironies evoked when Diccon the trickster makes Hodge believe that he will conjure the devil by kissing his backside in a travesty of religious or masonic oath-taking.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713644975
ISBN-10: 0713644974
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 6mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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