The Lover's Melancholy

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

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Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9780198121510
Publisher: Clarendon
Imprint: Clarendon
Pub date:
DEWEY: 822.3
DEWEY edition: 21
Number of pages: 378
Weight: -1g
Height: 228mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 25mm