Death's jest-book, or, The day will come

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West House Books, in Association with the Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society, 2003 - Drama - 167 pages
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Drama. Gay and Lesbian Studies. Edited and with an introduction by Alan Halsey. This renaissance-revival comedy was first published in 1849, a year after Thomas Lovell Beddoes' death. "Beddoes called his play 'A Dithyrambic in the florid Gothic style.' Modeled on the revenge tragedies of the Jacobeans, it is sustained by a poetry of glittering surface with an ever-present undertow of death and destruction, tempered by humor deriving out of a remorseless sense of absurdity and alienation. Beddoes was certainly 'possessed by death' but death is a theme played in several keys, allowing startling reversals of common values and perspectives" -- Alan Halsey, Introduction.

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Deaths JestBook i
32
Beddoes Notes Dedicatory Stanzas Preface c
141
Persons Represented in the y Text
152
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About the author (2003)

Thomas Lovell Beddoes was a 19th-century English poet and dramatist. He is the author of "The Bride's Tragedy. "Michael Bradshaw is the author of "Selected Poems: Thomas Lovell Beddoes."

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