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An Humorous Day's Mirth By George Chapman by Charles Edelman

An Humorous Day's Mirth By George Chapman

Part of the The Revels Plays Series


An Humorous Day's Mirth By George Chapman by Charles Edelman

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 was one of the most popular plays of the Elizabethan era. Not only was it the Rose Theatre's greatest box-office success of 1597, 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, and shows that the play would delight the readers and audiences of today as much as those in 1597. -- .

About the Author

Charles Edelman is an Honorary Senior Fellow at Edith Cowan University -- .

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2017


Charles Edelman

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Manchester University Press


200 pages


Plays, playscripts
Literary studies: plays & playwrights



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