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The Oxford handbook of Thomas Middleton, edited by Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley

The Oxford handbook of Thomas Middleton
The Oxford handbook of Thomas Middleton
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edited by Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley
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Thomas Middleton
The 37 essays in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton reinterpret the English Renaissance through the lens of one of its most original, and least understood, geniuses. Shakespeare's younger contemporary and collaborator, Middleton wrote modern comedies, tragedies, tragicomedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry. The largest collection of new Middleton criticism ever assembled, this ambitious Handbook provides a comprehensive, in-depth, cutting-edge reaction to OUP's Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, winner of the 2009 MLA prize for editing, the first complete scholarly text of his voluminous and diverse oeuvre. The Handbook brings together an international, cross-generational team of experts to discuss all these genres through an equally diverse range of critical approaches, from feminism to stylistics, ecocriticism to performance studies, Aristotle to Zizek. Reinterpretations of canonical plays such as The Changeling, Women Beware Women, The Roaring Girl, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside mingle with explorations of neglected or recently-identified works. Middleton's dramatic use of dance, music, and clothing, Middletonian adaptation, his relationships to the classical world and to continental Europe, his fascinating explorations of sexuality and religion, all receive attention. The collection also provides new essays on modern and postmodern reactions to Middleton, including recent Middleton revivals and films, and living artists' responses to his work-responses that range from the actresses who play Middleton's women to writers in various genres who have been inspired by his artistry. The Handbook establishes an authoritative foundation for the rapidly-expanding growth of interest in this extraordinarily protean, funny, moving, disturbing, and modern writer. -- Publisher's website
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.O95 2012eb
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
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Oxford handbooks of literature
The Oxford handbook of Thomas Middleton, edited by Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Passionate Tunes for Amorous Poems: Middleton's Way with Music
  • Raphael Seligmann
  • Playing with Boys on Middleton's Stage-and Ours
  • Carol Chillington Rutter
  • Middleton's Historical Imagination
  • Thomas Roebuck
  • Middleton and Dance
  • Barbara Ravelhofer
  • The Ecology of Passions in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and The Changeling
  • Gail Kern Paster
  • Thomas Middleton's Shelf Life
  • Middleton and Caroline Theatre
  • Lucy Munro
  • 'Time's comic sparks': the Dramaturgy of A Mad World My Masters and Timon of Athens
  • Laurie Maguire and Emma Smith
  • 'My cloak's a stranger; he was made but yesterday': Clothing, Language, and the Construction of Theatre in Middleton
  • Eleanor Lowe
  • 'Old Dad dead?' The Rise of the Neo-Noir 'Heritage' Film, Or, Middleton with a View
  • Courtney Lehmann
  • 'Nimble in damnation, quick in tune': Vice and The Revenger's Tragedy
  • Douglas Lanier
  • Julian Yates
  • Middletonian Stylistics
  • Jonathan Hope
  • Tragicomic Men
  • Trish Thomas Henley
  • Middleton and Usury
  • David Hawkes
  • Middleton, Plautus, and the Ethics of Comedy
  • Richard F. Hardin
  • 'More lies than true tales': Skepticism in Middleton's Mock Almanacs
  • Meredith Molly Hand
  • Playing with Space: Making a Public in Middleton's Theatre
  • Staging Muteness in Middleton
  • Heidi Brayman Hackel
  • Middleton's Language Machine
  • Stephen Guy-Bray
  • Middleton and the Theatre of Emergency
  • David Glimp
  • Middleton and the Culture of Courtesy
  • Indira Ghose
  • Playwright to Playwright: The Changeling
  • Gabriel Gbadamosi
  • Paul Yachnin
  • Middleton and Spain
  • Barbara Fuchs
  • Demonic Middleton
  • Ewan Fernie
  • Middleton and Mimetic Desire
  • Lars Engel
  • Thomas Middleton, William Shakespeare, and the Masculine Grotesque
  • Celia R. Daileader
  • Middleton as Poet
  • Joseph Campana
  • History . Plays . Genre . Games
  • The Emotions of Tragedy: Middleton or Shakespeare?
  • Paul Budra
  • Giving Revenger's Its Due
  • Regina Buccola
  • Middleton's Imagination
  • Douglas Bruster
  • Middleton and the Continent
  • Karen Britland
  • 'It's a whole different sex!': Women Performing Middleton on the Modern Stage
  • Terri Bourus
  • Gary Taylor
  • Middleton and Ecological Change
  • Bruce Boehrer
  • 'The Lure of a Taffeta Cloak': Middleton's Sartorial Seduction in Your Five Gallants
  • Mary Bly
  • Middleton's Collaborators in Music and Song
  • Tiffany Stern
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1 online resource (xvii, 670 pages)
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  • (OCoLC)829695274
  • oho0191751952

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