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Massinger, Philip 1583-1640

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Works: 1,221 works in 4,380 publications in 4 languages and 54,144 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Comedy plays  Picaresque drama  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliographies  Portraits  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Contributor, htt
Classifications: PR2704, 822.3
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A new way to pay old debts by Philip Massinger( )

135 editions published between 1633 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play script, including biographical notes, textual details and information about the staging of the play
The city madam by Philip Massinger( Book )

63 editions published between 1658 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip Massinger's play reworks Shakespeare's Measure for Measure as a city comedy to attack the vices of hypocrisy, greed, self-indulgence and social pretension that destroy communality. As the citizen Sir John Frugal and his daughters' spurned suitors return disguised as Amerindians, Massinger contrasts their feigned godlessness with the failure of Christian charity in 1630s London."--BOOK JACKET
Philip Massinger by Philip Massinger( Book )

71 editions published between 1887 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beggars bush by John Fletcher( Book )

40 editions published between 1661 and 1980 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beggars bush by John Fletcher( )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan drama by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1910 and 1919 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a two-volume work on Elizabethan-era drama, only the first volume is included in this Anthology as it directly relates to Shakespeare and Marlowe. Marlowe's "Edward the Second" is the first piece, followed by four of Shakespeare's greatest works to provide a basis for comparison
Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Philip Massinger : in four volumes by Philip Massinger( Book )

36 editions published between 1805 and 2010 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bondman : an antient storie by Philip Massinger( )

10 editions published between 1624 and 1932 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play is set in ancient Syracuse (though in typical Jacobean manner, Massinger gives his characters contemporaneous dress and manners: the ancient Syracusans wear ruffs around their necks and behave like Jacobeans). On the eve of a Carthaginian invasion, the citizens of the city have invited Timoleon from Corinth to command their defensive effort. Timoleon is welcomed by prominent Syracusans, including Archidamus, his son Timagoras, and his daughter Cleora. Leosthenes, a friend of Timagoras, is Cleora's suitor (though not her only one). In the play's early scenes, Massinger presents a picture of Syracuse as a deeply corrupt society. Cleon, a rich citizen, is a selfish glutton; the mature women are sexually rapacious, one even attempting to seduce her own stepson; and the city's slaves are badly abused. Members of the younger generation, however, are hungry for the reform that Timoleon's arrival promises. Leosthenes is a valiant but insecure and jealous young man; when he takes his leave of Cleora, he expresses his jealousy, and Cleora, resentful of his mistrust of her virtue, vows to wear a blindfold and to remain mute until Leosthenes returns from the war. Timoleon organizes the citizens' military forces and marches them out of the city -- and the city's slaves ready for revolt. They are led by Pisander, a gentleman from Thebes who is masquerading as Marullo, a slave in Archidamus's household. The ensuing slave revolt is managed by Pisander so that the citizens, while treated roughly, are not slaughtered; it turns out that Pisander's motive in starting the revolt is to further his own suit for Cleora's hand in marriage. Aided by Cleora's personal slave Timandra, Pisander pleads his suit to the blindfolded and mute Cleora, and so effectively that she is touched by his appeal. The forces under Timoleon are victorious over the Carthaginians; but when they march home in triumph, they find the slaves in charge of the city and the gates closed against them. Their assault on the city fails; but when the slaves venture out to attack them, the masters manage to terrify the slaves with their whips and overcome the resistance. Once they re-take the city, the Syracusans round up the rebellious slaves, including Pisander/Marullo; but Cleora causes a scandal by taking his part, against the vocal opposition of Leosthenes and Timagoras. In a trial before Timoleon, Cleora pleads her case, and Pisander reveals his true identity as a prominent, well-known, well-respected Theban noble; it is also revealed that Cleora's slave Timandra is actually Pisander's sister Statilia. Leosthenes had previously been engaged to marry Statilia, but had turned his back on her. In the play's denouement, Pisander and Cleora and Leosthenes and Statilia are united as couples, and the rebel slaves are re-absorbed into a more humanely ordered Syracusan society
The Roman actor : a tragedy by Philip Massinger( Book )

39 editions published between 1629 and 2012 in English and French and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip Massinger's tragedy, The Roman Actor, was first performed in 1626, as King James I's reign came to an end and his son Charles I acceded to the throne. Three years later, when the play was published, relations between the king and many in parliament and the country, had worsened. The Roman Actor - until recently neglected in the theatre but regarded by Massinger himself, and many critics, as his finest play - explores the balance between private and public moralities, effectively condemns tyranny, and defends plays, anatomising both the theatre of power and the power of theatre." "This new Revels Plays volume provides a modernised text, with a thorough introduction that sets out Massinger's intervention in the political tensions of his own time, and examines his clear-eyed portrayal of the pleasures and perils of performance. It also includes a detailed commentary on the play designed to be of value to students, specialist readers and performers, and an appendix discussing the play's textual history. The edition focuses on the play's theatrical life in its own time and ours and, in addition to a detailed stage history, includes an interview with Sir Antony Sher, who played the role of the tyrannical Roman emperor, Domitian, in the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production in 2002"--Jacket
The city-madam : a comedie, as it was acted at the private house in Black Friers with great applause by Philip Massinger( )

26 editions published between 1658 and 1977 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedication "To the truly noble and virtuous Lady Ann, Countess of Oxford" by Andrew Pennycuicke. First acted in 1632. Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 12767330. (stc) Wing M1047. (vid) 93607. (DLPS) A50090.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A50090.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Pennycuicke, Andrew, b. 1620
The plays and poems of Philip Massinger by Philip Massinger( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believe as you list by Philip Massinger( Book )

44 editions published between 1849 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected plays of Philip Massinger by Philip Massinger( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Thierry, King of France, and his brother Theodoret : as it was diverse times acted at the Blacke-Friers, by the Kings Majesties servants by John Fletcher( )

32 editions published between 1621 and 1983 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonymous. By John Fletcher, assisted by Philip Massinger and others. Partly in verse. Signatures: [A]2 B-K4. The first leaf is blank. Reproduction of the original in the British Library. (marc) 99838160. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 11074. (stc) Greg, II, 368(a). (vid) 2523. (DLPS) A00968.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A00968.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640
The dramatic works of Massinger and Ford by Philip Massinger( Book )

75 editions published between 1839 and 2017 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new way to pay old debts : a comedy by Philip Massinger( Book )

40 editions published between 1748 and 1976 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Philip Massinger by Philip Massinger( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The virgin-martyr: a tragedie. As it hath been divers times publickly acted with great applause. By the servants of His Majesties revels by Philip Massinger( )

32 editions published between 1631 and 1651 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The excellent comedy called, the old law, or, A new way to please you by Philip Massinger( )

22 editions published between 1656 and 1995 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The selected plays of Philip Massinger
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The city madamThe Roman actor : a tragedyThe selected plays of Philip MassingerThe dramatic works of Massinger and FordStaging spectatorship in the plays of Philip MassingerThe myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporariesCaroline drama : the plays of Massinger, Ford, Shirley, and Brome
Alternative Names
Filipas Mesindžeris

Fïlïpp Méssïndjer

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Philip Massinger angielski dramaturg

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Philippus Massinger

Мессинджер Филипп

Мэссинджер, Филипп

Филипп Мэссинджер

فىيلىيپپ مەسسىيندجەر

フィリップ・マシンジャー

マッシンジャー, フィリップ

マッシンジャー, フイリップ

菲利普·馬辛格

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English (843)

German (4)

French (4)

Italian (1)