The Motif of Adultery in Elizabethan, Jacobean and Caroline Tragedy

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Edwin Mellen Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Drama - 413 pages
This study is the most detailed examination of audience reaction to adultery depicted on the stage, up to the closing of the theatres in 1642 on the outbreak of the Civil War. All tragedies containing the adultery motif are examined, not only such spectacular manifestations as The Changeling and The White Devil.

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