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Marston, John 1575?-1634

Overview
Works: 567 works in 2,212 publications in 3 languages and 34,309 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Masques  Biography 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR2694, 822.3
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The malcontent by John Marston( Book )

167 editions published between 1604 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Malcontent is a striking example of the new satiric tone and moral seriousness in English comedy of the early 1600s. 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. Marston's tragi-comedy is full of reversals, surprises and moral transformations and offers a thin disguise for the Jacobean court and its vices--Amazon
The Dutch courtesan by John Marston( Book )

41 editions published between 1605 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play tells the story of two friends, the relaxed, pleasure-loving Freevill and the repressed Puritan Malheureux, and the turbulent relationship that both have with the passionate Dutch courtesan Franceschina. It explores the nature of human desire and the problems involved with trying to lead a "good," moral life when sexuality is so fundamentally a part of man's nature
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )

44 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, 'Eastward Ho!' is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the 'coterie' city comedies written for boy players, 'Eastward Ho!' gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously didactic, ironic, and triumphantly comic. 'Eastward Ho!' was performed at the Blackfriars playhouse in 1605. The play may well have been provoked by Dekker and Webster's 'Westward Ho!', produced by Paul's Boys in 1604; 'Eastward Ho!' parodies the earlier play's form
The fawn by John Marston( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play tells the story of Duke Hercules, who disguises himself as a flattering courtier, the Fawn, in order to infiltrate the court of Duke Gonzago and observe the behaviour of his son Tiberio, who has been sent to Gonzago as an ambassador. In the process, Hercules observes the lechery of Gonzago's courtiers, who are all embroiled in seedy sexual adventures, and the vanity and stupidity of Gonzago himself, who is a pompous old windbag. At the play's conclusion, Hercules holds a symbolic Court of Cupid, in which all the foolish courtiers are arrested for their crimes against love and good sense
Eastward hoe by Professor George Chapman( Book )

45 editions published between 1605 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson was born in June, 1572. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays; Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, and his equally accomplished lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, including time in jail and a penchant for switching faiths, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets. In 1616 Jonson was appointed by King James I to receive a yearly pension of Đ60 to become what is recognized as the first official Poet Laureate. He died on the 6th of August, 1637 at Westminster and is buried in the north aisle of the nave at Westminster Abbey. A master of both playwriting and poetry his reputation continues to endure and reach a new audience with each succeeding generation
Antonio's revenge : the second part of Antonio and Mellida by John Marston( Book )

25 editions published between 1602 and 1966 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play is a sequel to the romantic comedy Antonio and Mellida. Unlike its predecessor, however, Antonio's Revenge is a revenge tragedy. Antonio and Mellida ended with a scene in which the two lovers were reconciled, with the villain, Mellida's father, Duke Piero, apparently repenting his attempts to keep them apart. Antonio's Revenge begins where the previous play ended. It is revealed that Piero has not really reformed: he still hates Antonio, and is determined to prevent his daughter's marriage to him. Piero murders and imprisons various characters, driving Mellida herself to die of grief, before Antonio teams up with other wronged individuals to carry out a revenge on the wicked Duke, which they do through a masque in the play's last act
Antonio and Mellida : the first part by John Marston( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play is a romantic comedy, which charts the "comic crosses of true love" faced by Antonio, son of the good Duke Andrugio, and Mellida, daughter of the wicked Duke Piero
The scourge of villanie, 1599 by John Marston( Book )

31 editions published between 1925 and 1974 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Warrior's Words examines leadership in the present century by scrutinizing the oral and written communications of 15 remarkable individuals at critical periods of their lives. Drawing on the words of Mohandas Gandhi, Clarence Darrow, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Joseph McCarthy, Adlai Stevenson, and Martin Luther King, among others, the author shows how language can dramatically transform listeners into agents of change. Moreover, the author analyzes how exemplary rhetoric can promote the development of motivation, the refinement of thought, and the binding together of people into positive forces for action. This study of the use and impact of words by significant social figures will be of interest to all students of rhetoric, politics, and history."--BOOK JACKET
Antonio's revenge by John Marston( Book )

37 editions published between 1602 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio and Mellida by John Marston( Book )

36 editions published between 1602 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition relates the play to a wide variety of literary contexts. Marston displays a detailed knowledge of the dramatic works of Shakespeare, Seneca, Kyd and Nashe as well as the prose of Sidney, Erasmus, Montaigne, Florio and others. The text is edited so as to recreate its form as first presented in 1599. This edition includes a comprehensive introduction and an analysis of staging, as well as the usual full commentary. The copy text is based on a collation of all known copies of the 1602 Quarto and is presented in a thoroughly modernised format."--BOOK JACKET
Poems by John Marston( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected plays of John Marston by John Marston( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parasitaster, or The favvne : as it hath bene diuers times presented at the blacke Friars, by the Children of the Queenes Maiesties Reuels. VVritten by Iohn Marston by John Marston( )

27 editions published in 1606 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous pieces of antient English poesie by John BOWLE( Book )

18 editions published between 1764 and 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of John Marston by John Marston( Book )

9 editions published between 1934 and 1979 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastward hoe. : As it was playd in the Black-friers. By the Children of her Maiesties Reuels. Made by George Chapman. Ben: Ionson. Ioh: Marston by George Chapman( )

31 editions published between 1605 and 1954 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insatiate countesse. : a tragedie: acted at VVhite-Fryers. VVritten by Iohn Marston by John Marston( )

11 editions published between 1613 and 1631 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iacke Drums entertainement, or The comedie of Pasquil and Katherine. : As it hath beene sundry times plaid by the Children of Powles by John Marston( )

11 editions published between 1616 and 1618 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inigo Jones. A life of the architect by Peter Cunningham( Book )

13 editions published between 1848 and 1966 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastvvard hoe : as it was playd in the Black-friers. By the children of her Maiesties reuels by George Chapman( )

18 editions published between 1605 and 1914 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Dutch courtesanEastward hoAntonio's revengeAntonio and MellidaThe selected plays of John MarstonThe drama of John Marston : critical re-visions
Alternative Names
John Marston englischer Dramatiker und Schriftsteller

John Marston poeta, drammaturgo e scrittore inglese

John Marston schrijver

Kinsayder, W. 1576-1634

Marston, .. 1576-1634

W. Kinsayder

Джон Марстон

Джон Марстън

Марстон, Джон

جان مارستون

마스턴, 존 1576-1634

マーストン

マーストン, ジョン

Languages
English (763)

French (8)

German (1)