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By William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, Stephen Harrison, Ben Jonson, John Ford, Thomas Heywood, Thomas Dekker, Wil

Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) - 'our different Shakespeare' - is the one different Renaissance playwright who created lasting masterpieces of either comedy and tragedy; he additionally wrote the best box-office hit of early sleek London (the special historical past play A online game at Chess ). His diversity extends past those conventional genres to tragicomedies, masques, pageants, pamphlets, epigrams, and Biblical and political commentaries, written by myself or in collaboration with Shakespeare, Webster, Dekker, Ford, Heywood, Rowley, and others. in comparison through critics to Aristophanes and Ibsen, Racine and Joe Orton, he has prompted writers as varied as Aphra Behn and T. S. Eliot. although again and again censored in his personal time, he has considering that turn out to be fairly renowned for his representations of the intertwined targets of intercourse, funds, strength, and God.

The accrued Works brings jointly for the 1st time in one quantity all of the works at present attributed to Middleton. it's the first variation of Middleton's works considering the fact that 1886. The texts are revealed in smooth spelling and punctuation, with serious introductions and foot-of-the-page commentaries; they're prepared in chronological order, with a unique component of Juvenilia. the quantity is brought via essays on Middleton's lifestyles and attractiveness, on early smooth London, and at the diversified theatres of the English Renaissance. commonly illustrated, it comprises a lot new details on Middleton's lifestyles, canon, texts, and contexts. A self-consciously 'federal edition', The accrued Works applies modern theories concerning the nature of literature and the historical past of the ebook to editorial practice.

Table of Contents

Alphabetical Contents
Index of Titles by means of Genre
List of Illustrations
How to exploit This booklet, Gary Taylor
Thomas Middleton: Lives and Afterlives, Gary Taylor
Middleton's London, Paul S. Seaver
Middleton's Theatres, Scott McMillin
Collected Works 1603-1627
The Phoenix
News from Gravesend: despatched to Nobody
The Nightingale and the Ant; and, Father Hubburd's Tales
The assembly of Gallants at a standard; or, The Walks in Paul's
Plato's Cap forged on the yr 1604
The Black Book
The sufferer guy and the sincere Whore
The complete Royal and sumptuous leisure Given to King James throughout the urban of LondonThe sufferer guy and the sincere Whore
Lost performs: a quick Account, Doris Feldmann and Kurt Tetzeli von Rosador
Michaelmas Term
A Trick to trap the previous One
A Mad global, My Masters
A Yorkshire Tragedy; or, one of many 4 performs in a single, referred to as All's One
The lifetime of Timon of Athens
The Puritan Widow; or, The Puritan; or, The Widow of Watling Street
The Revenger's Tragedy
Your 5 Gallants
Sir Robert Sherley his leisure in Cracovia
The Gates of Salvation; or, the wedding of the outdated and New testomony; or, God's Parliament House
The Bloody dinner party: A Tragedy
The Roaring woman; or, Moll Cutpurse
No Wit/Help like a Woman's; or, The Almanac
The Lady's Tragedy ['The moment Maiden's Tragedy']: Parallel Texts
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
The demeanour of his Lordship's Entertainment
The Triumphs of Truth
Wit at a number of Weapons
Masque of Cupids
More Dissemblers along with Women
The Widow
The Witch
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Civitatis Amor
A reasonable Quarrel
The Triumphs of Honour and Industry
The Owl's Almanac
The Peacemaker; or, nice Britain's Blessing
An/The outdated Law
Masque of Heroes; or, the interior Temple Masque
Hengist, King of Kent; or, The Mayor of Queenborough
The Triumphs of affection and Antiquity
The international Tossed at Tennis [A Courtly Masque]
Honourable Entertainments and An Invention
Women, watch out girls: A Tragedy
The sunlight in Aries
Measure for Measure
Anything for a Quiet Life
The Changeling
The great Valour; or, The Passionate Madman
The Triumphs of Honour and Virtue
The Spanish Gypsy
The Triumphs of Integrity with The Triumphs of the Golden Fleece
A online game at Chesse: An Early Form
A video game at Chess: A Later Form
Occasional Poems, 1619-25
Lost festival for Charles I: a quick Account, Gary Taylor
The Triumphs of healthiness and Prosperity
Lost Political Prose, 1620-7: a quick Account, Thomas Cogswell
Juvenilia 1597-1602
The knowledge of Solomon Paraphrased
Microcynicon: Six Snarling Satires
The Ghost of Lucrece
The Penniless Parliament of Threadbare Poets

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