Epicene, or the Silent Woman (The Revels Plays)

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Epicene, or the Silent Woman (The Revels Plays)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 338 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780719078385
  • DDC分類 822.3

基本説明

New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2004. Edited by Richard Dutton. The introduction analyses the play as originally written for the newly formed Children of the Queen's Revels, and Performed at the little-known Whiterriars Theatre.

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Epicene is now one of the most widely-studied of Johnson's plays. Brilliantly exploiting the Jacobean convention whereby boys played female roles, it satirises the newly fashionable and sexually ambiguous world of the West End of London, where courtly wit rubs shoulders with commercial values.This authoritative new edition, now in paperback, is based on a thorough re-examination of the earliest texts. The introduction analyses the play as originally written for the newly formed Children of the Queen's Revels, and performed at the little-known Whitefriars Theatre. Dutton discusses the composition of the play, which took place during a critical period in Jonson's life and career, when he was established as the principal writer of entertainments at the court. His relationships at this time, with ambitious wits such as John Donne, Sir Edward Herbert and the actor Nathan Field, are examined as models for the principal characters. This challengingly historicised text of Epicene will be essential reading for all serious students of early modern drama. -- .

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface                           vii
Acknowledgements ix
References And Abbreviations xi
Introduction 1 (1)
Dating 1 (1)
The Children of the Whitefriars/Of Her 2 (8)
Majesty's Revels
The `moment' of Epicene, 1609 10 (16)
Pseudo-martyrdom 26 (16)
Literary sources 42 (4)
The text 46 (6)
The Whitefriars theatre and the original 52 (6)
staging
Farce and wit 58 (14)
Reception 72 (16)
Gender 88 (21)
Epicene, Or The Silent Woman 109(165)
Appendix A Related documents 274(5)
Appendix B The Entertainment at Britain's Burse 279(20)
edited and introduced
James Knowles
Appendix C Jonson's classical sources 299(11)
Appendix D 1616 folio collation: arranged by 310(20)
formes
Index 330