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The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

Edited by Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley

September 2016

ISBN: 9780198703488

690 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £30.00

The 36 new essays in the Handbook discuss Middleton's comedies, tragedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry through a range of critical approaches such as feminism, ecocriticism, and performance studies. Reinterpretations of canonical plays like The Changeling mingle with explorations of recently-identified works.

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The 36 new essays in the Handbook discuss Middleton's comedies, tragedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry through a range of critical approaches such as feminism, ecocriticism, and performance studies. Reinterpretations of canonical plays like The Changeling mingle with explorations of recently-identified works.

  • The largest and most ambitious collection of original criticism on Thomas Middleton - 'our other Shakespeare' - ever assembled
  • 37 new essays on Middleton's comedies, tragedies, tragicomedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poems
  • Wide range of critical approaches, including feminism, stylistics, ecocriticism, and performance studies

About the Author(s)

Edited by Gary Taylor, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English, Florida State University, and Trish Thomas Henley, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative Lit, University of Cincinnati

Gary Taylor is George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University, founder of the History of Text Technologies program there, general editor (with Stanley Wells) of the Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works, and general editor (with John Lavagnino) of the Oxford edition of Middleton's Collected Works.

Trish Thomas Henley is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati. She has published in Exemplaria, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, and Theatre Journal, and is currently finishing a book manuscript, Velvet Women Within: The Boy Actor and the Prostitute on the Early English Stage.

Table of Contents

    List of Figures
    List of Contributors
    Unintroduction: Middletonian Dissensus, Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley
    1:Thomas Middleton's Shelf Life, Julian Yates
    2:Playing with Space: Making a Public in Middleton's Theatre, Paul Yachnin
    3:History . Plays . Genre . Games, Gary Taylor
    4:Middleton's Collaborators in Music and Song, Tiffany Stern
    5:Passionate Tunes for Amorous Poems: Middleton's Way with Music, Raphael Seligmann
    6:Playing with Boys on Middleton's Stage-and Ours, Carol Chillington Rutter
    7:Middleton's Historical Imagination, Thomas Roebuck
    8:Middleton and Dance, Barbara Ravelhofer
    9:The Ecology of Passions in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and The Changeling , Gail Kern Paster
    10:Middleton and Caroline Theatre, Lucy Munro
    11:'Time's comic sparks': the Dramaturgy of A Mad World My Masters and Timon of Athens, Laurie Maguire and Emma Smith
    12:'My cloak's a stranger; he was made but yesterday': Clothing, Language, and the Construction of Theatre in Middleton, Eleanor Lowe
    13:'Old Dad dead?' The Rise of the Neo-Noir 'Heritage' Film, Or, Middleton with a View, Courtney Lehmann
    14:'Nimble in damnation, quick in tune': Vice and The Revenger's Tragedy, Douglas Lanier
    15:Middletonian Stylistics, Jonathan Hope
    16:Tragicomic Men, Trish Thomas Henley
    17:Middleton and Usury, David Hawkes
    18:Middleton, Plautus, and the Ethics of Comedy, Richard F. Hardin
    19:'More lies than true tales': Skepticism in Middleton's Mock Almanacs, Meredith Molly Hand
    20:Staging Muteness in Middleton, Heidi Brayman Hackel
    21:Middleton's Language Machine, Stephen Guy-Bray
    22:Middleton and the Theatre of Emergency, David Glimp
    23:Middleton and the Culture of Courtesy, Indira Ghose
    24:Playwright to Playwright: The Changeling, Gabriel Gbadamosi
    25:Middleton and Spain, Barbara Fuchs
    26:Demonic Middleton, Ewan Fernie
    27:Middleton and Mimetic Desire, Lars Engle
    28:Thomas Middleton, William Shakespeare, and the Masculine Grotesque, Celia R. Daileader
    29:Middleton as Poet, Joseph Campana
    30:The Emotions of Tragedy: Middleton or Shakespeare?, Paul Budra
    31:Giving Revenger's Its Due, Regina Buccola
    32:Middleton's Imagination, Douglas Bruster
    33:Middleton and the Continent, Karen Britland
    34:'It's a whole different sex!': Women Performing Middleton on the Modern Stage, Terri Bourus
    35:Middleton and Ecological Change, Bruce Boehrer
    36:'The Lure of a Taffeta Cloak': Middleton's Sartorial Seduction in Your Five Gallants, Mary Bly
    Bibliography
    Index

Reviews

"the diversity of the individual contributions to the Handbook is as much of a pleasure as the high standard of the work as a whole and suggests the potential for more such work in the future." - Helen Osborne, English