An humorous day's mirth / George Chapman ; edited by Charles Edelman

Author(s): Chapman, George, 1559?-1634
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Humorous day's mirth
English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600
Chapman, George, Humorous day's mirth
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Series: The Revels plays
Revels plays
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xx, 173 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: General Editors' Preface
Previous editions
Editions and textual studies collated, in chronological order
Editions of early modern dramatic works cited in commentary
Other primary works cited in commentary
Secondary works cited in commentary
Abbreviations: notes and collation
Introduction 1
The Rose's new hit 1
A typical London day 4
The philosophy of mirth 6
The four humours 8
The humours and the soul 14
Melancholy 20
A comedy of manners 27
From page to stage 34
The text 36
Conclusion 39
An Humorous Day's Mirth 47
Appendix Dowsecer's Defence of Cosmetics (7.141-51) 164
Index 167
Alternate Titles: Title on facsim. t.p.: Pleasant comedy entitled An humerous dayes myrth
Humerous dayes myrth
Additional Authors: Edelman, Charles
Notes: ISBN: 9780719075742 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0719075742 (hbk.)
"This edition relies on W.W. Greg's Malone Society reprint of the 1599 quarto, prepared with the assistance of David Smith (Oxford, 1938)"--P. [xi]
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xi]-xx) and index
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
OCLC Number: 467757310
ISBN/ISSN: 9780719075742