The Malcontent

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Nick Hern Books, 2002 - Drama - 69 pages
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RSC CLASSICS - a series of rarely performed plays from the 16th and 17th centuries, published alongside their resurrection by the RSC in Stratford and the West End in 2002/03.

Resonating with echoes of Measure for Measure and Hamlet, Marston's tragicomedy is a fabulous study of courtly intrigue, betrayal and jealousy.†

The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper, Pietro. The Duke returns to court in disguise to expose the corruption and regain his rightful office.

Edited with an introduction by Peter Thomson and preface by Gregory Doran.

The plays in the RSC Classics series reflect the diversity of styles, themes and subjects of the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, and include a 'new' addition to the Shakespeare canon.

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Really good satire. Begins with an unrefined theatre lover hopping onstage to instruct the actors and talk about how the Trojan Horse part of the Iliad could have been bettered with some garlic, ends ... Read full review

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A weirdly post-modern play that was pretty funny. Read full review

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ß12. "The Malcontent". II. Chapman, Marston, Dekker. Vol. 6. The ...
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JSTOR: John Marston: The Malcontent
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Temporizing as Pyrrhonizing in Marston's The Malcontent ...
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The Malcontent (work by Marston) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
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The Malcontent Summary - John Marston - Salem on Literature
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Marston's the Malcontent
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Music in John Marston's The Malcontent
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ingentaconnect John Marston, The Malcontent, and the Kings Men
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About the author (2002)

Keith Sturgess was formerly Emeritus Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Lancaster and Director of the Nuffield Theatre. He is author of a dozen original plays and now lives in Greece where he works as a full-time writer. He has also published several editions of Elizabethan/Jacobean
plays and books on the reconstruction of Elizabethan playhouses and has directed a number of productions of plays of the period. John Marston (?1575-1634) began to write satirical verse and plays for the new professional children's companies, playing at private indoor theatres. His quarrel with
Jonson resulted in his portrayal as Crispinus in The Poetaster, but the two became friends again. He collaborated with Jonson and Chapman on Eastward Ho! (1605) which got the playwrights into trouble with the king. But from 1609, he was ordained deacon and then priest and his involvement with
provocative drama ceased.

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