(From the publisher):
Thomas Middleton's notorious play, A Game at Chess, provoked a scandal when it was first performed in 1624. Through a masterly use of the metaphor of chessplay, this satire of men in high places was immediately recognized. The play was performed nine times to large theater audiences before the Privy Council closed the Globe theatre.
Original title: A Game at Chess
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Comedy→ Satire/parody