The dragon and the dove: the plays of Thomas Dekker

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 241 pages
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This book takes a completely fresh and controversial view of the playwright, Thomas Dekker (1570-1632). Gasper reveals Dekker as a bold and pugnacious writer who constantly experimented with form in order to find a vehicle for his militant Protestant ideas. He examines in particular Dekker's central work, The Whore of Babylon, showing how the play's apocalyptic ideas and concern for the international True Church provide the key to understanding all his work.

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Contents

The AngloDutch Alliance in Dekkers Early Works
16
Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Essex Rebellion
44
The Whore of Babylon
62
Copyright

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