Regarded by some as second only to Shakespeare, the Jacobean dramatists Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher collaborated to produce some of the finest plays of the seventeenth century. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Beaumont and Fletcher’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Beaumont and Fletcher’s lives and works * Concise introductions to the plays * ALL 58 plays, with individual contents tables * Features all the plays written with other collaborators, many appearing for the first time digital publishing * Images of how the plays were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the Jacobean texts * Excellent formatting of the plays * Also includes the poetry of Beaumont and Fletcher * Easily locate the poems or scenes you want to read * Includes rare and disputed plays * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Beaumont and Fletcher’s contribution to literature * Features two biographies - explore Beaumont and Fletcher’s Jacobean world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Beaumont’s Solo Plays THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE THE MASQUE OF THE INNER TEMPLE AND GRAY’S INN Fletcher’s Solo Plays THE FAITHFUL SHEPHERDESS VALENTINIAN MONSIEUR THOMAS THE WOMAN’S PRIZE; OR THE TAMER TAMED BONDUCA THE CHANCES WIT WITHOUT MONEY THE MAD LOVER THE LOYAL SUBJECT THE HUMOROUS LIEUTENANT WOMEN PLEASED THE ISLAND PRINCESS, THE WILD GOOSE CHASE THE PILGRIM A WIFE FOR A MONTH RULE A WIFE AND HAVE A WIFE Beaumont and Fletcher’s Plays THE WOMAN HATER CUPID’S REVENGE PHILASTER; OR LOVE LIES A-BLEEDING THE MAID’S TRAGEDY A KING AND NO KING THE CAPTAIN THE SCORNFUL LADY LOVE’S PILGRIMAGE THE NOBLE GENTLEMAN Beaumont and Fletcher’s Plays Revised by Massinger THIERRY AND THEODORET THE COXCOMB BEGGARS’ BUSH LOVE’S CURE Fletcher and Massinger’s Plays SIR JOHN VAN OLDEN BARNAVELT THE LITTLE FRENCH LAWYER A VERY WOMAN; OR, THE PRINCE OF TARENT. THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY THE DOUBLE MARRIAGE THE FALSE ONE THE PROPHETESS THE SEA VOYAGE THE SPANISH CURATE THE LOVERS’ PROGRESS OR THE WANDERING LOVERS THE ELDER BROTHER Fletcher, Massinger and Field’s Plays THE HONEST MAN’S FORTUNE THE QUEEN OF CORINTH THE KNIGHT OF MALTA Fletcher and Shakespeare’s Plays HENRY VIII THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN CARDENIO (LOST) Fletcher, Middleton and Rowley’s Collaboration WIT AT SEVERAL WEAPONS Fletcher and Rowley’s Play THE MAID IN THE MILL Fletcher and Field’s Play FOUR PLAYS; OR MORAL REPRESENTATIONS, IN ONE, MORALITY Fletcher, Massinger, Jonson and Chapman’s Play ROLLO DUKE OF NORMANDY; OR THE BLOODY BROTHER Fletcher and Shirley’s Play THE NIGHT WALKER; OR THE LITTLE THIEF Contested Fletcher Plays THE NICE VALOUR; OR THE PASSIONATE MADMAN THE LAWS OF CANDY THE FAIR MAID OF THE INN THE FAITHFUL FRIENDS THE CORONATION The Poetry BEAUMONT’S POETRY FLETCHER’S POETRY FIRST FOLIO COMMENDATORY VERSES LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Criticism NOTES ON BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER by S. T. Coleridge THE THREE MASTERPIECES by Walter W. Greg THE THIRD DRAMATIC PERIOD by George Saintsbury THE LATER ELIZABETHANS by Ashley H. Thorndike The Biographies FRANCIS BEAUMONT: DRAMATIST by Charles Mills Gayley BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER by Algernon Charles Swinburne and Margaret Bryant Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
A collection of new and specially commissioned essays by an eminent team of Shakespeare scholars, focusing on the particular issues relating to the editing of Shakespeare and other Renaissance texts. The editing of dramatic and other literary texts has always been an important aspect of literary studies. In recent years, editing and the theoretical frameworks that underlie editing practices have become a lively and controversial focus of debate, sparked both by philosophical discussions on 'the death of the author' and by the technological challenges presented by the possibilities of electronic texts. Most national and international conferences on literature and drama include sessions on textual studies and editing, and a number of monographs address particular issues relating to the editing of Shakespeare and other Renaissance texts, but this is the first overall survey of the current state of the field. The essays have been commissioned to honour Professor Richard Proudfoot, Senior General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare, and an internationally recognised authority in the field of Shakespeare textual scholarship, who retired from King's College London in 1999 after 35 years. This is a well-planned, focused and co-ordinated volume makes a significant contribution to Shakespeare studies. The contributors are a formidable and global group of scholars, representing both traditional and contemporary viewpoints. They include a number of Arden editors, past and present, as well as scholars who have edited texts for the main competitors.
Surveying the development and varieties of blank verse in the English playhouses, this book is a natural history of iambic pentameter in English. Marina Tarlinskaja’s statistical analysis of versification focuses on Shakespeare, but places his work in the literary context of the times. Her results offer new ways to think about the dating of plays, the attribution of anonymous texts, and how collaborators divided their task in co-authored dramas.
Roman Women in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries explores the crucial role of Roman female characters in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. While much has been written on male characters in the Roman plays as well as on non-Roman women in early modern English drama, very little attention has been paid to the issues of what makes Roman women ‘Roman’ and what their role in those plays is beyond their supposed function as supporting characters for the male protagonists. Through the exploration of a broad array of works produced by such diverse playwrights as Samuel Brandon, William Shakespeare, Matthew Gwynne, Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, Philip Massinger, Thomas May, and Nathaniel Richards under three such different monarchs as Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I, Roman Women in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries contributes to a more precise assessment of the practices through which female identities were discussed in literature in the specific context of Roman drama and a more nuanced understanding of the ways in which accounts of Roman women were appropriated, manipulated and recreated in early modern England.
The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.