Coverart for item
The Resource The Roman actor : a tragedy, Philip Massinger ; edited by Martin White

The Roman actor : a tragedy, Philip Massinger ; edited by Martin White

Label
The Roman actor : a tragedy
Title
The Roman actor
Title remainder
a tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Philip Massinger ; edited by Martin White
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Philip Massinger's tragedy, The Roman Actor, was first performed in 1626, as King James I's reign came to an end and his son Charles I acceded to the throne. Three years later, when the play was published, relations between the king and many in parliament and the country, had worsened. The Roman Actor - until recently neglected in the theatre but regarded by Massinger himself, and many critics, as his finest play - explores the balance between private and public moralities, effectively condemns tyranny, and defends plays, anatomising both the theatre of power and the power of theatre." "This new Revels Plays volume provides a modernised text, with a thorough introduction that sets out Massinger's intervention in the political tensions of his own time, and examines his clear-eyed portrayal of the pleasures and perils of performance. It also includes a detailed commentary on the play designed to be of value to students, specialist readers and performers, and an appendix discussing the play's textual history. The edition focuses on the play's theatrical life in its own time and ours and, in addition to a detailed stage history, includes an interview with Sir Antony Sher, who played the role of the tyrannical Roman emperor, Domitian, in the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production in 2002."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1583-1640
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Massinger, Philip
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2704
LC item number
.R66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
White, Martin
Series statement
Revels plays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Domitian
  • Paris
  • Rome
Label
The Roman actor : a tragedy, Philip Massinger ; edited by Martin White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography 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
Control code
181137250
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780719077036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)181137250
Label
The Roman actor : a tragedy, Philip Massinger ; edited by Martin White
Publication
Bibliography 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
Control code
181137250
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780719077036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)181137250

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...