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The Resource Mother Bombie, John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg

Mother Bombie, John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg

Label
Mother Bombie
Title
Mother Bombie
Statement of responsibility
John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Mother Bombie" is unique among Lyly's comedies in its urban setting and focus upon middle and lower class concerns. The play turns on the tissue of misconceptions surrounding the efforts of four fathers to secure socially advantageous marriages for their heirs, and the determination of their young servants to exploit their masters' misguided aspirations for their own advantage. A theatrical success in its own day, the play is of particular interest to twenty-first century criticism for its focus upon those situated on the margins of the social group, notably Mother Bombie herself, thought by some to be a witch, and the two simpletons whose marital prospects lie at the heart of the action. The play is newly re-edited from the earliest witnesses, the quartos of 1594 and 1598, and incorporates the songs first published by Blount in his collected edition of Lyly's works in 1632 and is the first fully annotated, modern-spelling edition of the play to have appeared for over thirty years and its publication sees the completion of the works of John Lyly in The Revels Plays."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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1554?-1606
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Lyly, John
Dewey number
822.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scragg, Leah
Series statement
Revels plays
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  • Father and child
  • Marriage
  • England
Label
Mother Bombie, John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text -- Authorship and date -- Sources and contexts -- Style and structure -- Cunning and folly -- Marginalization -- Dramaturgy, staging, and the stage history of the play -- Critical reception -- This edition -- Notes -- Mother Bombie
Control code
651077639
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780719080364
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)651077639
Label
Mother Bombie, John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text -- Authorship and date -- Sources and contexts -- Style and structure -- Cunning and folly -- Marginalization -- Dramaturgy, staging, and the stage history of the play -- Critical reception -- This edition -- Notes -- Mother Bombie
Control code
651077639
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780719080364
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)651077639

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