The selected plays of John Ford

edited by Colin Gibson

This selection contains the three finest plays of the Stuart dramatist John Ford. The Broken Heart is a classical tragedy of suffering; 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Ford's best-known play and one still frequently performed, is a tragic story of limitless ambition and social rivalry expressed in sexual terms; Perkin Warbeck is the last great successor to the history plays of Shakespeare. Together they exemplify the unique tone of Ford's drama, in which passion and gravity are united by a playwright with a poetic sense of theatre. This is the only one-volume selection of Ford's plays now available. The texts are modernised and equipped with notes explaining unfamiliar language and historical references. A general introduction gives a brief biography and bibliography; individual introductions deal with the sources and stage history of each play. Longer notes at the back of the book discuss points of staging and interpretation, and there is a full textual apparatus which makes this edition useful for the scholar as well as the student.

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[目次]

  • 1. The Broken Heart
  • 2. 'Tis pity she's a whore
  • 3. Perkin Warbeck.

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書名 The selected plays of John Ford
著作者等 Ford, John, 1586-ca.1640
Gibson, Colin
Ford John
シリーズ名 Plays by Renaissance and Restoration dramatists
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1986
ページ数 xvii, 356 p.
大きさ 22cm
ISBN 9780521295451
9780521225434
NCID BA00983148
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国

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