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Humorous Days Mirth (Reprint) (Paperback) (George Chapman)

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George Chapman is known today as a translator of Homer and as the author of dark tragedies such as Bussy D'Ambois. An Humorous Day's Mirth, written in 1597, was one of the most popular plays of the Elizabethan era. Not only was Chapman's play the Rose Theatre's greatest box-office success of that year, but it also presented an entirely new type of comedy, one that has profoundly influenced comic writing up to the present day. This play is the English theatre's first 'comedy of humours', in which the attitudes, behaviour, and social pretensions of contemporary men and women are satirised. Charles Edelman's is the first fully annotated, modern spelling edition of this long-neglected play. In his extensive introduction and commentary, Edelman discusses the intellectual, philosophical and theatrical background to Chapman's comedy, and shows that An Humorous Day's Mirth would delight the readers and audiences of today as much as it did those in 1597.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 173
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: The Revel Plays
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: George Chapman
Language: English
Street Date: July 27, 2017
TCIN: 52027574
UPC: 9781526116925
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-9157
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