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The changeling / Thomas Middleton and William Rowley ; edited by Michael Neill.

Author/creator Middleton, Thomas, -1627 author.
Other author/creatorRowley, William, 1585?-1642?, author.
Other author/creatorNeill, Michael, 1942- editor.
Format Book and Print
EditionRevised edition.
Publication Info London, UK ; New York, NY : Methuen Drama, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionliv, 138 pages ; 20 cm.
Series New mermaids
New mermaids.
Abstract "'The next good mood I find my father in, I'll get him quite discarded' With these chillingly offhand words, Beatrice-Joanna, the spoilt daughter of a powerful nobleman, plots to get rid of the family servant who has crossed her once too often. The Changeling's vivid tale of sexual appetite, repulsion, betrayal and lunacy remains one of the most compelling tragedies of the 17th century. Exposing the vexed relationship between servants and masters, setting notions of `change' against the revelation of psychological 'secrets' as ways of explaining human behaviour, and exploring the idea of love as a 'tame madness', the play reveals the terrifying consequences of ungoverned sexual appetite and betrayal. Featuring the full and modernized play text, this revised edition includes incisive commentary notes which explain the nuances of the play's vibrant, colloquial language and demonstrate its sly delight in the characters' conscious and unconscious wordplay. Michael Neill's illuminating introduction provides a firm grounding in the play's socio-political context, demonstrates how careful close-reading can expand your enjoyment of the play, explains the play's violent linkage of comic and tragic plots and gives theatrical life to the text via a discussion of its stage history, with a particular emphasis on the most interesting recent productions"-- Provided by publisher.
General note"First edition published in Great Britain 2006."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Middleton, Thomas, -1627, author. Changeling Revised edition. London, UK ; New York, NY : Methuen Drama, 2019 9781474290265
LCCN 2018055706
ISBN1474290272 paperback alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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