Poetry Books by Thomas Shadwell

Thomas Shadwell Books, Thomas Shadwell poetry book Shadwell's Restoration Comedy: A Play in Three Acts Authors: Frank J. Morlock, Thomas Shadwell
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Published Date: 2013-08-05
Categories: Drama
Thomas Shadwell (1642-1692) wrote a number of comic plays during his life. His drama featured broadly-based, coarse humor, and is filled with crude-but-vibrant characters drawn from the streets of Restoration London, individuals such as sharpers, whores, and eccentrics. His work is essentially plotless, but reeks with the odor of real people. Frank J. Morlock has created a composite drama (with plot!) from Shadwell's many works, but particularly employing pieces of The Woman Captain, The Squire of Alsatia, The Sullen Lovers, and The Virtuoso. The result is an hilarious masterpiece that's as timeless and as entertaining as the best of modern comedy.

Thomas Shadwell Books, Thomas Shadwell poetry book Thomas Shadwell's The Woman-Captain Authors: Thomas Shadwell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Published Date: 1993
Categories: Literary Criticism
A new edition of Shadwell's 1680 comedy, based on Q1 as the copy text. Press variations are listed at the end of the work, along with extensive annotations for word usage, literary allusions, historical/political allusions, etc. An introduction about the author, sources, and criticism is provided by Jack Armistead, with textual description by editor Slagle. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Thomas Shadwell Books, Thomas Shadwell poetry book Dryden and Shadwell, the literary controversy and Mac Flecknoe (1668-1679) Authors: Thomas Shadwell, John Dryden, Richard L. Oden
Publisher: Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint
Published Date: 1977
Categories: Literary Criticism
Documents from its beginning Dryden's most important literary quarrel, which led directly to his Mac Flecknoe (wr. ?1676-78), perhaps the greatest short satiric poem in English literature. Contains previously unpublished manuscript materials & extensive annotations.

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I dreamed I saw three demi-gods who in a cafe sat,
And one was small and crapulous, and one was large and fat;
And one was eaten up with vice and verminous at that.

The first he spoke of secret sins, and gems and perfumes rare;
And velvet cats and courtesans voluptuously fair:
“Who is the Sybarite?” I asked. They answered: “Baudelaire.”


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