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Thomas Middleton
Birth date: April 18, 1850
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it 10 months ago
I haven't read this cover to cover. It's divided in to three sections, about the literary culture of the time, the dating and authorship of works attributed to Middleton by the editors and textual notes about e.g. text variants and other detailed editorial matters. I bought the book because I foun...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it 10 months ago
A Trick to Catch the Old One Apparently widely considered to be Middleton's best comedy, yet for me certainly less funny than Michaelmas Term. I struggled through this, but through no fault of Middleton's; my mental health has been unreliable and reading anything demanding in those circumstances is ...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
New material under the last two bold headings! The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Kyd This play gets mentioned in the Introductions to numerous later plays because it is considered the first Revenge Tragedy of the era's drama - and, let's face it, the Elisabethan-Jacobean era was the Golden Age of Engl...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
Timon of Athens is amongst the most obscure of Shakespeare's play and apparently most modern academics think that it was a collaboration with Thomas Middleton. It is without any doubt the weakest play by Shakespeare that I have personally read. The plot is very simplistic. Essentially, Timon trie...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 6 years ago
A Renaissance drama satirising relations between the English and the Spanish in the 1620s. Fun, in a surreal kind of way: the whole thing is presented literally as a chess-game, with the Spanish as the black side and the English as the white. Think Alice through the Looking-Glass but with actual con...
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