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Five Plays free pdf Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) was one of the most prolific and fascinating playwrights of the Jacobean era, producing nearly fifty theatrical pieces in a quarter of a century. This collection comprises five of his most powerful plays, from the comedies satirizing city life, "A Trick to Catch the Old One", and "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside", to his later tragedies "Women Beware Women" and "The Changeling", in which Middleton reveals a world dominated by the corrupting power of lust and subject to the futility of human pretensions. Also included is "The Revenger's Tragedy", originally ascribed to Cyril Tourneur, a Revenge Play infused with sardonic wit and biting irony.

About Thomas Middleton

Thomas Middleton, one of the greatest of Jacobean dramatists, was born in 1580, the son of a well-to-do London bricklayer. He went to Oxford but seems not to have gained a degree. Thereafter he pursued the precarious career of a professional writerin London. In a quarter of a century he wrote, either on his own or in collaboration, nearly fifty plays and other theatrical pieces. His greatest contemporary success was A Game at Chess, which was suppressed by the government. He died in 1627.

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Author : Thomas Middleton
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Data Published : 30 June 1988
ISBN : 0140432191
EAN : 9780140432190
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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