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The Woman in the Moon - By John Lyly (Paperback, annotated edition): Leah Scragg

The Woman in the Moon - By John Lyly (Paperback, annotated edition)

Leah Scragg

Series: The Revels Plays

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"This thoroughly annotated volume provides a detailed study of the play's sources. " Patrick Richards, Day by Day His last known work and the only one to be written primarily in verse, The Woman in the Moon is among Lyly's most entertaining plays. Turning upon the construction of the female character, it has been read as highly misogynistic, and as a sixteenth-century feminist manifesto. The biblical version of the creation of woman is overturned in the first scene when the play's supreme deity, Nature, presents her ultimate creation, Pandora (memorably played in 1928 by Katharine Hepburn), to a group of Utopian shepherds, who compete for her love. Their amatory pursuit is complicated by the seven planets, whose attributes have been bestowed by Nature on her new creation, and who decide to take revenge by subjecting Pandora to their influence. The action rapidly develops into a dazzling comedy of intrigue, resulting in both an explanation for the female disposition and the creation of an 'alternative' version of the myth of the man in the moon. Newly edited from the first edition (1597), The Woman in the Moon will be of interest to all students of sixteenth-century drama. It is complemented by generous notes and commentary, as well as a full introduction and stage history.

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Imprint: Manchester University Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: The Revels Plays
Release date: June 2011
First published: June 2011
Authors: Leah Scragg
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: annotated edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7190-7245-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 16th to 18th centuries
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > General
LSN: 0-7190-7245-X
Barcode: 9780719072451

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