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Marston, John 1575?-1634

Overview
Works: 470 works in 2,044 publications in 5 languages and 32,061 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Biography 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PR2694, 822.3
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Most widely held works about John Marston
 
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Most widely held works by John Marston
The malcontent by John Marston( Book )

151 editions published between 1604 and 2015 in English and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper Pietro. The Duke returns to court in disguise in order to expose the corruption and regain his rightful office. Resonating with echoes of Measure for Measure and Hamlet, Marston's tragicomedy is a fabulous study of courtly intrigue, betrayal and treachery."--Jacket
The Dutch courtesan by John Marston( Book )

38 editions published between 1705 and 2017 in English and held by 1,410 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
Antonio and Mellida : the first part by John Marston( Book )

69 editions published between 1602 and 2011 in English and held by 1,186 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
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,121 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 )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 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
The scourge of villanie, 1599 by John Marston( Book )

50 editions published between 1599 and 1974 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire uit het Engeland van 1598
Antonio's revenge : the second part of Antonio and Mellida by John Marston( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 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's revenge by John Marston( Book )

34 editions published between 1602 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )

30 editions published between 1780 and 2015 in English and German and held by 410 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
Poems by John Marston( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of John Marston by John Marston( Book )

21 editions published between 1934 and 1979 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )

52 editions published between 1605 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fleire by Edward Sharpham( Book )

19 editions published between 1607 and 1970 in English and German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1848 and 1963 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio and Mellida & Antonio's revenge by John Marston( Book )

37 editions published between 1602 and 2011 in English and French and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insatiate countess by John Marston( Book )

43 editions published between 1613 and 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch courtezan by John Marston( Book )

36 editions published between 1605 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scourge of villanie : three bookes of satyres by John Marston( Book )

26 editions published between 1598 and 1599 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

Марстон, Джон

جان مارستون

마스턴, 존 1576-1634

マーストン

マーストン, ジョン

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The Dutch courtesanAntonio and Mellida : the first partEastward hoAntonio's revengeThe selected plays of John MarstonThe insatiate countessThe critical fall and rise of John Marston