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Middleton, Thomas -1627

Works: 1,029 works in 4,561 publications in 8 languages and 78,011 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Comedy plays  Satire  Political plays  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Attributed name, Lyricist
Classifications: PR2714, 822.3
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Most widely held works by Thomas Middleton
The changeling by Thomas Middleton( Book )

221 editions published between 1653 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 5,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobean psychological tragedy in verse. In love with another, a fickle woman has her fiancé murdered by a deformed servant who loves her. 5 acts, 14 scenes, epilogue, 11 men, 3 women, extras, 6 interiors, 1 exterior
Women beware women by Thomas Middleton( Book )

143 editions published between 1657 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great Renaissance playwrights, Middleton wrote tragedies essentially different from either Marlowe's or Shakespeare's, being wittier than the former and more grittily ironic than the latter. The genre of 'citizen tragedy' came into its own in the eighteenth century, but Middleton can claim to have created it: Bianca, wife of a middling commercial agent, arouses the lust of the Duke of Florence and becomes his mistress, first secretly, then openly and finally, after her husband has been seduced by the scheming Lady Livia and stabbed by Livia's brother, the Duke's wife. Livia plots he
The life of Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare( )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Timon of Athens is a bitterly intriguing study of a fabulously rich man who wastes his wealth on his friends, and, when he is finally impoverished, learns to despise humanity with a hatred that drives him to his grave. Its response to matters topical in Jacobean London sharpens its thrust as satire. Yet the setting in ancient Athens allows it to read as a timeless fable, deeply relevant to a modern society that sees itself as pursuing material prosperity to the point of self-destruction." "The play's plot structure is schematically clear, and the poetry of Timon's rage is arresting in its savage intensity. Yet readers have often detected loose ends, and the tone of writing is uneven. In his introduction, John Jowett explains how these characteristics arise because the play was written as a collaboration between Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton. This edition pays full justice to Middleton's presence, explaining how his contribution gave the play its distinctive edge. We as readers need to read this play as a dialogue between writers of different temperaments, and this edition is the first to make such a reading possible." "The introduction provides the fullest account of the play's performance history available. The commentary is the most detailed ever to have been published. Appendices include source materials and a listing of major productions worldwide."--Jacket
A mad world, my masters by Thomas Middleton( Book )

50 editions published between 1608 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire of London society at the turn of the 17th century
A chaste maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton( Book )

89 editions published between 1630 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Mermaids are modern-spelling, fully annotated editions of important English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, textual details and a bibliography
A trick to catch the old one by Thomas Middleton( Book )

75 editions published between 1608 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reconsidered text based on collation of all known copies of the 1608 quarto supplemented with textual analysis and critical discussion
Michaelmas Term by Thomas Middleton( Book )

44 editions published between 1607 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of five satiric city comedies that the young playwright Thomas Middleton wrote for the boy players of St. Paul's Cathedral sometime before 1607, Michaelmas Term is set in a vividly detailed, realistic urban milieu at the start of London's social season. The play comes alive through the central contest between Ephestian Quomodo, an ambitious, land-hungry city merchant, and Richard Easy, a naive land-owning gallant just arrived in the city. Easy is soon deep in dept and his struggle to recoup his losses and reclaim his land from Quomodo takes place against a sharply drawn set of London types - Quomodo's socially and sexually ambitious wife and daughter, the Scottish upstart Andrew Lethe and his mistress the Country Wench eager to exchange her virginity for an elegant new wardrobe." "This edition, newly collated and edited, features complete explanations of the play's often bawdy exchanges and the complex stage action of the gulling and secondary plots. It will be invaluable for advanced students of the Middleton canon as well as all those interested in early modern London and its vibrant theatrical culture, especially the tradition of boy choristers as professional actors."--Jacket
The revenger's tragedy by Cyril Tourneur( Book )

25 editions published between 1934 and 2019 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern spelling, fully-annotated edition of this famous Elizabethan tragedy, completely re-edited for today's reader, including a full critical introduction, discussion of stage history and recent productions
The roaring girl by Thomas Middleton( Book )

54 editions published between 1611 and 2017 in English and Danish and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sebastian has a problem. He's in love with a girl but his father won't agree to their marriage. In desperation he turns to the one person who can help him, the fearless and feisty 'roaring girl' Moll Cutpurse. In a London fuelled by greed and desire, the charismatic, cross-dressing heroine Moll has the world wrapped around her little finger, and she has a plan. Cutting a joyously independent path through the underhand scheming and petty vendettas of the London underworld, Moll proves more than a match for any man."--Page 4 of cover
Thomas Middleton by Thomas Middleton( Book )

49 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No wit, no help like a woman's by Thomas Middleton( Book )

38 editions published between 1657 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertisements: p. [2]-[21] at end. Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 12165179. (stc) Wing M1985. (vid) 55287. (DLPS) A50795.0001.001. 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 for further information or permissions
A fair quarrel by Thomas Middleton( Book )

35 editions published between 1622 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Dark Fiber, Lovink combines aesthetic and ethical concerns and issues of navigation and usability without ever losing sight of the cultural and economic agendas of those who control hardware, software, content, design, and delivery. He examines the unwarranted faith of the cyber-libertarians in the ability of market forces to create a decentralized, accessible communication system. He studies the inner dynamics of hackers' groups, Internet activists, and artists, seeking to understand the social laws of online life. Finally, he calls for the injection of political and economic competence into the community of freedom-loving cyber-citizens, to wrest the Internet from corporate and state control."--Jacket
The witch by Thomas Middleton( Book )

80 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play written in the early 1600s is an ironic comedy which offers contrast and comparison with Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' in its handling of witchcraft. It includes a biography of the writer, a critical introduction, discussion of dates and sources and is fully annotated
Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second maiden's tragedy by Thomas Middleton( Book )

25 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A game at chess by Thomas Middleton( Book )

51 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Thomas Middleton by Thomas Middleton( Book )

36 editions published between 1835 and 1984 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected plays of Thomas Middleton by Thomas Middleton( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Middleton: three plays by Thomas Middleton( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hengist, king of Kent; or, The mayor of Queenborough by Thomas Middleton( Book )

24 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hengist, King of Kent (also known as The Mayor of Quinborough) was one of the most popular plays of the 1630s and 1640s. Written by Thomas Middleton by 1619, its main tragic plot concerns the invasion of the Saxons, led by Hengist, into Britain and the division of the kingdom into heptarchies, one of which, Kent, Hengist comes to rule. The play exists in two manuscript texts (both from the 1640s) and an early printed quarto (1661); this is one of the rare plays of the period that exists in early manuscript copy."--Provided by publisher
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The changeling
Women beware womenThe life of Timon of AthensA mad world, my mastersA chaste maid in CheapsideMichaelmas TermThe revenger's tragedyThe roaring girlNo wit, no help like a woman's
Alternative Names
Middelton, Thomas ca1570-1627


Middleton, Thomas

Middleton, Thomas 1570?-1627

Middleton, Thomas 1580?-1627

Middleton, Thomas d. 1627

Middleton, Thomas m. 1627

Midleton, Thomas 1580-1627

Thomas Middleton angol drámaíró, költő

Thomas Middleton auteur dramatique

Thomas Middleton Brits auteur

Thomas Middleton drammaturgo britannico

Thomas Middleton englischer Schriftsteller und Poet

Tomas Mïdlton

Томас Мидлтон английский драматург и поэт

תומס מידלטון סופר בריטי

توماس مىيدلتون

توماس ميدلتون

توماس میدلتون

미들턴, 토머스 1580?-1627



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