The Changeling

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jun 1, 1966 - Drama - 144 pages
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The Changeling is a powerful psychological tragedy of the moral degeneration of a highborn Spanish girl through a crime prompted by obsessive love. Thomas Middleton was probably responsible for the tragic plot, and William Rowley for the comic subplot concerning the antics of a young rake who contrives to have himself committed to an insane asylum for love of the proprietor's handsome wife.

 

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Perhaps it's because it was set as school reading that I enjoyed The Changeling so little, but I got absolutely zero enjoyment out of the play and didn't feel like there was any sort of profound ... Read full review

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It is noteworthy and inspiring that the English drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries and the generation which succeeded him until 1641 has witnessed an upsurge in popularity in the last 30 years and ... Read full review

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Contents

ACTUS PRIMUS
15
ACTUS SECUNDUS
40
ACTUS TERTIUS
58
ACTUS QUARTUS
86
ACTUS QUINTUS
115
APPENDIX
141
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About the author (1966)

Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) was a prolific and successful English Jacobean playwright and poet. William Rowley (c. 1585-1626) was an English actor and dramatist best known for works written in collaboration with other dramatists of the Elizabethan period, especially Middleton.