Middleton's "Vulgar Pasquin"

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qThomas Middleton's A Game at Chess (1624) is the most remarkable play of James I's reign. A staunchly anti-Spanish, anti-Jesuit chess allegory, with touches of topical satire, its nine consecutive performances are an unexampled dramatization of contemporary political concerns following the breakdown of the Spanish marriage negotiations and James's reversal of his long-maintained foreign policies. A Game quickly became notorious for its free treatment of forbidden topics: contemporary references to the play dealing with its suppression are exceptionally numerous. The essays in Middleton's qVulgar Pasquinq are substantially revisionist and situate the play in critical, genetic, historical, and theatrical contexts.q qFour appendixes supply information valuable for the readers of the plays and editors.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedEssays on A Game at Chess Trevor Howard Howard-Hill ... is not to have said the last word on many of the topics discussed. Indeed, in some instances, as, for example, on the question of satire and topicality, I am all too conscious of having anbsp;...

Title:Middleton's "Vulgar Pasquin"
Author: Trevor Howard Howard-Hill
Publisher:University of Delaware Press - 1995

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