The Malcontent

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Manchester University Press, Jul 2, 1999 - Drama - 171 pages
The Malcontent, usually recognized as John Marston's masterpiece, is one of the most original and complex plays of the Elizabethan theatre. Complex in genre, structure and language, it poses interesting problems for theatre history and textual transmission. The aim of this edition is to offer answers to the various questions raised by the play (derived from the thirty-six copies now extant), to establish a reliable text, to date the play and relate it to the aesthetic cross-currents flowing at the turn of the seventeenth century. It also seeks to place The Malcontent within the theatrical traditions both of boy-players and of Shakespeare's company, which stole the play from the boys and adapted to their own theatre.
 

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Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
xi
INTRODUCTION
xix
EDITIONS
lxxxv
THE MALCONTENT
20
APPENDIX Press Corrections
163
Copyright

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George K. Hunter is Professor of English and Renaissance Studies at Yale University.

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