Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2008

224 Pages | 5 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719016400

Bookseller Code (06)


Michaelmas Term

Thomas Middleton

Gail Kern Paster

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • Michaelmas Term is one of five satiric city comedies that the young playwright Thomas Middleton wrote for the boy players of St Paul's Cathedral, sometime before 1607
  • Thomas Middleton is now widely regarded as one of the great playwrights of Shakespeare's time
  • With its witty, bawdy dialogue and complex gulling action, the play offers an unusually cynical assessment of the social and familial displacements, and the alienation and loss of cultural memory so characteristic of life in the great metropolis of early modern London
  • This edition features complete explanations of the play's often bawdy exchanges and the complex stage action of the gulling and secondary plots
  • It will be invaluable for students of the Middleton canon as well as all those interested in early modern London and its vibrant theatrical culture

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