The Lover's Melancholy

The Lover's Melancholy The Broken Heart ; 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore ; Perkin Warbeck - Oxford English Drama

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Ford wrote darkly about sexual and political passion, despair, thwarted ambition, and incest. This selection also shows his ability to portray the poignancy of love as well as write entertaining comedy and create convincing roles for women. His Annabella, Hippolita, Penthea, Calantha, and Katherine Gordon rank among the most dramatically powerful female characters on the post-Shakespearean stage. Setting Ford's earliest surviving independently-written play, The Lover's Melancholy, alongside his three best known works, this edition includes an introduction with sections on each play addressing gender issues, modern relevance, and staging possibilities. Under the General Editorship of Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation, supplemented by detailed annotation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780192834492
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Pub date:
DEWEY: 822.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 336g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 27mm