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The Critical Fall and Rise of John Marston T.F. Wharton

The Critical Fall and Rise of John Marston

T.F. Wharton

Published July 1st 1994
ISBN : 9781879751897
Hardcover
131 pages
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John Marston, the most infamous of the late 16th and early 17th-century English satirists and dramatists, achieved both fame and notoriety, and an accepted place in the Elizabethan/Jacobean canon, for his scathing satires such as The Scourge ofMoreJohn Marston, the most infamous of the late 16th and early 17th-century English satirists and dramatists, achieved both fame and notoriety, and an accepted place in the Elizabethan/Jacobean canon, for his scathing satires such as The Scourge of Villanie, and other plays, most notably Antonios Revenge- his works are characterised by a highly individual verbal style and a variety of lurid theatrical devices. Fred Whartons study answers a long-felt need for a full-length analysis of Marstons critical reception, a story almost as wild and extravagant as the rhetoric of Marstons own work. He suggests the reasons underlying Marstons fall and rise, and examines those features of his work most likely to repel or attract successive readerships.