Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Arden of Faversham - New Mermaids (Paperback)
  • Arden of Faversham - New Mermaids (Paperback)
zoom

Arden of Faversham - New Mermaids (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£9.99
Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 31/08/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
This 'lamentable and true tragedy', as it is announced on its title page, dramatises a domestic murder of the sort that nowadays scandalises and thrills the readers of tabloid newspapers. Although the title advertises 'the great malice and dissimulation of a wicked woman' and her 'unsatiable desire of filthie lust', the unknown playwright with great dramatic skill and psychological insight manages to balance the motivations of all the main characters. Thomas Arden, one of the rapacious landlords so reviled in mid-Elizabethan social drama, was murdered at his own house in Faversham, Kent, in 1551. His murderers, it turned out, had been hired by his wife Alice, thrall to Mosby, who hoped to rise socially by marrying a rich widow. As the introduction to this edition shows, sexual and material covetousness is the central theme running through the play, which is commonly rated 'unquestionably the best of all Elizabethan domestic tragedies'.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780713677652
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 156 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

You may also be interested in...

Much Ado About Nothing
Added to basket
Blood Brothers
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Crucible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Othello
Added to basket
£2.50
Paperback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Under Milk Wood
Added to basket
£13.25
CD-Audio
The Glass Menagerie
Added to basket
Macbeth
Added to basket
£2.50
Paperback
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Added to basket
Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)
Added to basket
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
"A Doll's House"
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Hamlet
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Othello
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.