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The Malcontent and Other Plays

by John Marston

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Oxford World"s Classics

ContributionsKeith Sturgess (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7383758M
ISBN 100192822500
ISBN 109780192822505

"The Malcontent" is considered one of the most original and complex plays of the Elizabethan theatre. The aim of this edition is to offer answers to the various questions raised by the play and relate it to the aesthetic cross-currents flowing in the 17th century/5(). Genre/Form: Tragicomedy Drama: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Marston, John, ? Malcontent. London, J.M. Dent & Sons, (OCoLC)

Buy The Malcontent (New Mermaids) New Ed by Marston, John, Kay, W. David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6). The essays collected here reconsider the pervasive influence of Italian culture, literature and traditions on early modern English drama. The volume focuses strongly on Shakespeare but also includes contributions on Marston, Middleton, Ford, Brome, Aretino, and other early modern dramatists.

The Others Series 8 primary works • 8 total works The first 5 books form the "The Others" series, and books 6 onwards are the "The World of the Others" series. Marston is among the first rank of English Renaissance dramatists, right up there with Marlowe, Middleton, and Webster. His achievement, however, is not fully commensurate with his genius: his reputation rests largely on one play, the satire THE MALCONTENT, which helped establish the fad for "disguised ruler" plays in the early 17th century (including Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE)/5(3).


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The Malcontent and Other Plays (The World's Classics) Paperback – October 9, by John Marston (Author)/5(3). This edition brings together Marston's five major plays in one volume. Included here are Antonio and Mellida, Antonio's Revenge, The Malcontent, Measure for /5(6).

The other four plays in this collection, however, are also consistently fascinating. Marston is a rather anomalous figure in many ways; in the middle of a successful career as a dramatist, he became a clergyman and completely dissociated himself with the theater, even refusing to allow his name to be used on a printed collection of his plays/5(3).

This play shares with Middleton's plays an uneasy and uncertain relationship between The Malcontent closely parallels Tourneur's (if it is Tourneur) Revenger's Tragedy, which itself is in someways a pastiche of Hamlet, so a pastiche of pastiche then/5.

The Malcontent is often categorized as a revenge play, although it is quite unlike Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, or The Revenger's Tragedy (uncertain authorship). Even though deceit, betrayal, disguises, and attempted murders are essential elements of the plot, The Malcontent lacks the brutality that characterizes other Elizabethan and Jacobean /5(8).

The Malcontent, usually recognized as John Marston's masterpiece, is one of the most original and complex plays of the Elizabethan theatre. Complex in genre, structure and language, it poses interesting problems for theatre history and textual transmission.

A student edition of Marston's classic playThe Malcontent is a tragicomedy deriving from the tradition of the revenge play. The verbal ingenuity of Malevole, the "malcontent", and the extravagance of the drama, push the relentlessness of intrigue to its logical conclusion, exposing the basically comic aspect of the genre.

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However, unlike the Civil Rights movement, the road to freedom in this book makes a hard left turn down the path towards radical politics. The character is discontent with the social structure and other characters in the play—and is often an outsider who observes and comments on the action, and may even acknowledge they are in a play.

Shakespeare 's Richard III, Iago in Othello, and Jaques in As You Like It are typical malcontents. Description: The Malcontent, usually considered to be John Marston's masterpiece, is one of the most original plays of the Elizabethan theatre--complex in genre, structure, and language.

A major reason for the play's preeminence lies in the balance it achieves between the opposite claims of. The other four plays in this collection, however, are also consistently fascinating.

Marston is a rather anomalous figure in many ways; in the middle of a successful career as a dramatist, he became a clergyman and completely dissociated himself with the theater, even refusing to allow his name to be used on a printed collection of his plays/5.

The Malcontent is a striking example of the new satiric tone and moral seriousness in English comedy of the early s. The play's vision of a fallen humanity driven by lust and ambition is created partly by its depiction of Machiavellian intrigue in the court of Genoa, and partly by the disaffected Malevole, the malcontent of the title, who is actually the deposed Duke Altofronto in disguise.

About The Malcontent. A student edition of Marston's classic play The Malcontent is a tragicomedy deriving from the tradition of the revenge play.

The verbal ingenuity of Malevole, the "malcontent", and the extravagance of the drama, push the relentlessness of intrigue to its logical conclusion, exposing the basically comic aspect of the genre. The Malcontent and Other Plays by John Marston avg rating — 6 ratings — published — 2 editions. Even though deceit, betrayal, disguises, and attempted murders are essential elements of the plot, The Malcontent lacks the brutality that characterizes other Elizabethan and Jacobean revenge plays.

Unexpectedly, as the play develops, Malevole, the disguised Duke of Genoa, shows some willingness to forgive others for their past injustices/5. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. The malcontent in drama. A character typified as a ‘malcontent' appeared in plays in the early seventeenth century. There was even a play called The Malcontent written by John Marston, but plays like Hamlet and The White Devil also feature malcontents.

Hamlet himself is a malcontent and in The White Devil both Flamineo and Lodovico show the. John Marston was an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

His career as a writer lasted a decade, and his work is remembered for its energetic and often obscure style, its contributions to the development of a distinctively Jacobean style in poetry, and its idiosyncratic vocabulary/5(53).

Erin Shields is a Montreal-based playwright. Erin’s adaptation of Paradise Lost premiered at the Stratford Festival of Canada and won the Quebec Writers Federation Prize for Playwriting. Erin won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in for her play If We Were theatre credits include Piaf/Dietrich, Mistatim, The Lady from the Sea, The Millennial Malcontent.

There was even a play called The Malcontent written by John Marston, but plays like Hamlet and Othello also feature malcontents. In Othello, Iago is the arch villain throughout and his every speech and action is motivated by his envy of Cassio who has been promoted as lieutenant, as well as by his bitterness towards his master Othello for.

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