A study of one of the most prominent and versatile writers of the early seventeenth century. Middleton collaborated with several contemporaries including, Dekker, Shakespeare and Rowley and a chapter is devoted to each of these. Dekker and Middleton's 'The Roaring Girl' is examined in detail as is his intertextual relations with Shakespeare and, arguably his masterpiece 'The Changeling' written with Rowley. This is the first study of Middleton to emphasize his collaborative relationships and the intertextual elements of the plays, pageants, poems, and pamphlets. CONTENTS Chronology Preface and Acknowledgements A Question of Attribution Abbreviations and References Introduction 1. Middleton 2. Collaboration 3. Middleton and Dekker 4. Middleton and Shakespeare 5. Middleton and Rowley 6. Intertextual Middleton Afterword Notes Select Bibliography Index AUTHORS: Mark Hutchings is Lecturer in English, University of Reading. A. A. Bromham was formerly Head of English, West London Institute of Higher Education, Brunel University.
Mark Hutchings is a lecturer in English at the University of Reading, specialising in early modern drama in performance. Previous publications include articles, book chapters, and notes on early modern drama, especially the representation of Turks on the stage; editor of Three Jacobean 'Turkish' Plays (Manchester University Press, forthcoming). A.A. Bromham is now retired but was formerly Head of English, West London Institute of HE, Brunel University College. He has co-written 'The Changeling' and the Years of Crisis 1619-1624; A Hieroglyph of Britain (London, Pinter 1990) and numerous notes and essays, chiefly on Thomas Middleton.