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The third volume of a comprehensive reference work detailing every play written by a British author during the English Renaissance. The years covered in this volume saw the start of Shakespeare's career as a dramatist.
The Jacobean playwright Thomas Middleton stands with John Fletcher and Ben Jonson as one of the most successful and prolific playwrights of his time. Middleton achieved equal success in comedy and tragedy, producing a diverse range of dramatic and poetic works. This comprehensive eBook presents Middleton’s complete plays and poetry, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Middleton’s life and works * Concise introductions to the famous plays * All 32 plays, with individual contents tables * Includes rare attributions, available in no other collection * Images of how the plays were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the play texts * Features Middleton’s complete poetry – available in no other collection * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a special ‘Glossary of Elizabethan Language’, helping your comprehension of rare words and phrases * Features two biographies - discover Middleton’s medieval life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Plays THE PHOENIX BLURT, MASTER CONSTABLE THE HONEST WHORE, PART I MICHAELMAS TERM A TRICK TO CATCH THE OLD ONE A MAD WORLD, MY MASTERS A YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY TIMON OF ATHENS THE FAMILY OF LOVE THE PURITAN THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY YOUR FIVE GALLANTS ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL THE BLOODY BANQUET THE ROARING GIRL NO WIT, NO HELP LIKE A WOMAN’S THE SECOND MAIDEN’S TRAGEDY A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE WIT AT SEVERAL WEAPONS MORE DISSEMBLERS BESIDES WOMEN THE WIDOW THE WITCH A FAIR QUARREL THE OLD LAW HENGIST, KING OF KENT WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN MEASURE FOR MEASURE ANYTHING FOR A QUIET LIFE THE CHANGELING THE NICE VALOUR THE SPANISH GYPSY A GAME AT CHESS The Poetry THOMAS MIDDLETON’S POEMS The Biographies THOMAS MIDDLETON by Algernon Charles Swinburne INTRODUCTION TO THOMAS MIDDLETON by A. H. Bullen Glossary of Elizabethan Language Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks
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Anthony Neilson's plays collected in one volume Includes the plays: Normal "a tight, powerful, three-hander...achieved with a sense of discipline and thematic energy" (Guardian), Penetrator "This is one of the blackest, funniest and most shocking comedy dramas you will ever see" (Sunday Times), Year of the Family "His writing is as tight and courageous as ever...highly recommended for those who like to think" (What's On), The Night Before Christmas "is a smutty, dangerously funny but ultimately warm-hearted cri de coeur against the Christmas Industry" (Stage); The Censor "is a profound and tragic vision of humanity at its bare forked basics" (Evening Standard).
This first volume in the Coward Collection contains four plays written within a two year period when Coward and the century were still in their 20s. The volume is introduced by Sheridan Morley, Coward's first biographer. Hay Fever, a comedy of bad manners, concerns a weekend with friends of the Bliss family, who have all been invited independently for a weekend at their country house near Maidenhead. The Vortex was a controversial drama in its time, introducing drug-addiction onto the stage at a time when alcoholism was barely mentioned. Fallen Angels, which is written for two star actresses was described as 'degenerate', 'vile', 'obscene', 'shocking' - the second half of the play is entirely taken up with an alcoholic duologue between the two women. Easy Virtue is an elegant, laconic tribute to a lost world of drawing-room dramas, no other writer went more directly to the jugular of that moralistic, tight-lipped but fundamentally hypocritical 20s society. "He is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history" Terence Rattigan
A collection of outstanding plays from one of America's greatest playwrights Boston Marriage David Mamet conquers new territory with this droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian drawing-room. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming ladies of fashion who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation. "Devastatingly funny . . . exceptionally clever" New York Times "Brilliant . . . One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays, and one of the funniest American comedies in years" New York Post Faustus A modern retelling of the classic tale of pride, folly and the ultimate wager. Faustus has it all - fame, success, a loving family. But a careless pact with a beguiling magician threatens everything. In language, scope and theatrical sensibility, Faustus represents a big departure for Mamet, melding resplendent language and metaphysics in an eerie and moving retelling of the tragedy of Doctor Faustus. Romance Wildly humorous and often gob-smackingly outrageous, Romance is an uproarious courtroom farce, which lampoons the American judicial system and exposes the hypocrisy surrounding personal prejudices and political correctness. "An exhilarating spectacle” New Yorker “It made me weep with delight. . . . Romance is funny. Extremely funny.” Wall Street Journal
More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
It's Cougar's birthday. He's having a party. And the gift he'd kill for is youth… In a strange room in East London the party preparations are under way. Everything has been planned to the last detail. Surely nothing can go wrong? After all, there's the specially made birthday cake, the specially written cards, the specially chosen guest of honour… and a very, very sharp knife. Philip Ridley's edgy and provocative drama caused a sensation when it premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1992, winning the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer to the Stage and the Meyer Whitworth Prize. It is now regarded as a contemporary classic. 'A bit like a ride on a ghost train… you find yourself shuddering with shock and laughing uproariously… horror has rarely been so much fun' Daily Telegraph 'Scorchingly nasty… fingers an age and its icons with terrifying accuracy' Guardian
Powerful and poetic, Symptomes, is a deeply moving threnody inspired by the horrific aftermath of 9/11. Adopting the heightened prose of epic Greek tragedy the play inventively explores and deconstructs the ideologies underlying the 'war on terror' that we currently face. Shocking, heartbreaking and poignant, Symptomes is a parable of our times. In 2005, a staged reading was shown to great acclaim at the Opera Bastille in Paris for a 9/11 memorial. Robert Wilson, the controversial and internationally acclaimed director greatly revered in the world of experimental theatre, will create his debut theatrical production in Poland with this play. The play will premiere at Warsaw's National Theatre, Teatr Dramatyczny on 27 November 2007 and is due to tour internationally.
In Polar Bears, award-winning writer Mark Haddon balances humour and pathos to tell of one man's struggle to love, support and live with someone suffering from a psychological condition.

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