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Five Plays (1988) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

This collection of plays shows Middleton experimenting with the classical genres of tragedy and comedy as he develops his own individual dramatic voice. In his early comedies, characterized by an almost Terentian delight in ingenious plotting, love and marriage are merely counters in an elaborate game. But the game is governed by greed, as is the whole world of The Revenger's Tragedy, a Senecan revenge play imbued with biting, almost comical, irony. In his later plays Women Beware Women and The Changeling, Middleton gives the conventionally comic subjects of love and sex profoundly tragic treatment, revealing a world dominated by the corrupting power of lust but subject to the futility of human pretensions.


  • A Trick to Catch the Old One
  • The Revenger's Tragedy
  • A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
  • Women Beware Women
  • The Changeling

Original title: Five Plays
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and PlaysTragedy
Drama and PlaysComedy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Women Beware Women (1621) [Play]
      Author: Thomas Middleton
     Changeling, the (1622) [Play]
      Authors: William Rowley , Thomas Middleton

Edition #1: Five Plays

Five Plays (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Brian Loughrey Neil Taylor
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Five Plays (1988)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140432190
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.9 in
Pages: 421

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