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An examination of Thomas Middleton's best-known work which analyzes how he used the play to transmit anti-Catholic propaganda in "code", thus circumventing the stringent censorship laws of the early-17th century. Through a close analysis of the text and comparison with contemporary tracts and pamphlets, the authors demonstrate that the play is a brilliant synthesis of Calvinist concerns of the moment and a powerful statement of condemnation of the current state of the nation. The authors also argue that while writing a play of ingenious topicality, Middleton is at the same time presenting a powerful exposition of his sombre view of human nature.
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Book Description Pinter Publishers London, 1990, 1990. Condition: New. New paperback. Fine and unread. Seller Inventory # C15741