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Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Swapan Chakravorty


A comprehensive reassessment of Thomas Middleton’s cultural importance, this book examines both the writer’s dramatic and non-dramatic texts to show how he laid bare the complicit interests at work behind assumptions about sex, morality, society, and politics in late feudal culture. Middleton’s importance has long been acknowledged in the modern theatre, but academic criticism still seems distracted by questions regarding his morals and ‘Puritanism’. The book argues again the reductivism of such ... More

Keywords: Thomas Middleton, society, politics, sex, morality, culture, theatre, plays

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198182665
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Swapan Chakravorty, author
Jadavpur University, Calcutta