The Honest Whore

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Nick Hern Books, 1998 - Milan (Italy). - 231 pages
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A Globe Quarto co-published with Shakespeare's Globe marking their rediscoveries of forgotten plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries.

A play in two parts, following the lives of a princess and a whore. Although set in Italy, this passionate tale of paternal disapproval and sexual deceit savours more of the underworld of Jacobean London with its asylums and prisons, gambling and prostitution.

This edition presents both parts of the play, which was revived in a condensed version at the Globe Theatre in 1998.

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The Honest Whore, Part One, by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton
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The Honest Whore: Hippolito's Monologue
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§16. Dekker’s early activities; Value of his work; His Comedies ...
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Breaking the Rules: Editorial Problems in Dekker and Middleton's "The Honest Whore, Part I". 'Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin' ... dspace/ handle/ 2328/ 1730

Jyotsna Singh: ". . . A Response to 'Civic Institutions . . .' by ...
Thus, her essay leads us to ask: why do works like the two parts of Middleton and Dekker's The Honest Whore end in Bridewell and Bedlam? ... 1-1/ singh.html

Ken Jackson - Bethlem and Bridewell in The Honest Whore Plays ...
2 Furthermore, in The Honest Whore, Part One Dekker and Middleton place the chapel by the "west end of the Abbey Wall" while, in reality, "neither the ... journals/ studies_in_english_literature/ v043/ 43.2jackson.html

The Honest Whore
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About the author (1998)

Dekker was a popular, prolific writer who had a hand in at least 40 plays, which he wrote for Philip Henslowe, the theatrical entrepreneur. In the plays that seem to be completely by Dekker, he shows himself as a realist of London life, but even his most realistic plays have a strong undertone of romantic themes and aspirations. The Shoemaker's Holiday (1600), for example, glorifies the gentle craft of the shoemaker, and the character Simon Eyre speaks in an extravagant, hyperbolic style that is far from realistic. Dekker also wrote such prose pamphlets as the Bellman of London (1608) and The Gull's Hornbook (1609), the latter an entertaining account of the behavior of a country yokel and dupe in London. He died in debt.

Middleton, who wrote in a wide variety of genres and styles, was a thoroughly professional dramatist. His comedies are generally based on London life but are seen through the perspective of Roman comedy, especially those of Plautus. Middleton is a masterful constructor of plots. "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside" (1630) is typical of Middleton's interests. It is biting and satirical in tone: the crassness of the willing cuckold Allwit is almost frightening. Middleton was very preoccupied with sexual themes, especially in his tragedies, "The Changeling" (1622), written with William Rowley, and "Women Beware Women" (1621). The portraits of women in these plays are remarkable. Both Beatrice-Joanna in "The Changeling" and Bianca in "Women Beware Women" move swiftly from innocence to corruption, and Livia in "Women Beware Women" is noteworthy as a feminine Machiavelli and manipulator. In his psychological realism and his powerful vision of evil, Middleton is close to Shakespeare.

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