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Arden Of Faversham

Author : Martin White
ISBN : 9781408144749
Genre : Drama
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This 'lamentable and true tragedy', as it is announced on its title page, dramatises a domestic murder of the sort that nowadays scandalises and thrills the readers of tabloid newspapers. Although the title advertises 'the great malice and dissimulation of a wicked woman' and her 'unsatiable desire of filthie lust', the unknown playwright with great dramatic skill and psychological insight manages to balance the motivations of all the main characters. Thomas Arden, one of the rapacious landlords so reviled in mid-Elizabethan social drama, was murdered at his own house in Faversham, Kent, in 1551. His murderers, it turned out, had been hired by his wife Alice, thrall to Mosby, who hoped to rise socially by marrying a rich widow. As the introduction to this edition shows, sexual and material covetousness is the central theme running through the play, which is commonly rated 'unquestionably the best of all Elizabethan domestic tragedies'.
Category: Drama

A Study Guide For Anonymous S Arden Of Faversham

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410340283
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Anonymous's "Arden of Faversham," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
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Three Elizabethan Domestic Tragedies

Author : Keith Sturgess
ISBN : 9780241961469
Genre : Drama
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Elizabethan domestic tragedies depicted the workings of Fortune in the lives of ordinary people, telling stories of sin, discovery, punishment and divine mercy, with their settings and characterization often enhanced by a highly entertaining blend of realism and sensationalism. Only some half-dozen survive to offset the dramas of kings and nobles in the tragedies of Shakespeare and his peers. They combined journalism and entertainment with a didactic concern, and their plots were often derived from contemporary events. Arden of Faversham (1592) and A Yorkshire Tragedy (1608) are both based on chronicles or pamphlets describing authentic murders, while A Woman Killed with Kindness (1603) by Thomas Heywood is a fictional creation, considered his masterpiece.
Category: Drama

The Routledge Anthology Of Renaissance Drama

Author : Simon Barker
ISBN : 0415187338
Genre : Drama
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"Each play is prefaced by an introductory headnote discussing the thematic focus of the play and its textual history, and is cross-referenced to other plays of the period that relate thematically and generically."--BOOK JACKET.
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Shakespeare Survey

Author : Stanley Wells
ISBN : 0521523745
Genre : Drama
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The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.
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Thomas Arden In Faversham

Author : Patricia Hyde
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024308921
Genre : History
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Arden Of Faversham

Author : Anonymous
ISBN : 1848424019
Genre : Drama
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Wealthy landowner Arden is convinced his wife Alice is cheating on him. Not only is his suspicion correct, but in order to free herself from marriage she is actively plotting to have him murdered. So, it turns out, are his ruthless business associates. Arden of Faversham was written by an unknown contemporary of Shakespeare's.
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The Tragedy Of Master Arden Of Faversham

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 071363295X
Genre : English drama
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This drama text presents the modern-spelling of the play and includes a critical introduction, discussions of dates and sources, a booklist and is updated with new impressions.
Category: English drama

Determining The Shakespeare Canon

Author : MacDonald P. Jackson
ISBN : 9780191009525
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Editors of Shakespeare's Complete Works must decide what to include. Although not in the First Folio collection of 1623, The Two Noble Kinsmen and Edward III have now entered the canon as plays co-authored by Shakespeare. Determining the Shakespeare Canon makes the case for lifting Arden of Faversham, first published in 1592, over the same threshold. A wealth of evidence indicates that Shakespeare was wholly or largely responsible for several of its central scenes (constituting Act III in editions divided into acts), and that the domestic tragedy can thus be added to the mounting list of his dramatic collaborations. Shakespeare's beginnings as a playwright are due for reconsideration. The second half of this volume provides solid grounds for accepting that publisher Thomas Thorpe's inclusion of A Lover's Complaint within the 1609 quarto of Shakespeare Sonnets was justified. While A Lover's Complaint has long been part of the Shakespeare canon, according to most editors, the poem's authenticity has been vigorously challenged in recent years. Its status is crucial to how critics assess the authority of the quarto's ordering of sonnets and interpret the structure of the sequence as a whole. These two problems of attribution are each addressed in five separate chapters that describe the converging results of different approaches and rebut counter-arguments. Stylometric techniques, using the resources of computers and electronic databases, are applied and the research methodologies of other scholars explained and evaluated. Quantitative tests are supplemented with traditional literary-critical analysis.
Category: Literary Criticism