[Reading] ➽ The City Madam, A Comedie. By Philip Massinger – Motyourdrive.co.uk

The City Madam, A Comedie. txt The City Madam, A Comedie., text ebook The City Madam, A Comedie., adobe reader The City Madam, A Comedie., chapter 2 The City Madam, A Comedie., The City Madam, A Comedie. f08920 A Waspish City Comedy, Critiquing Caroline London, The City Madam Reworks Shakespeare S Measure For Measure As A City Comedy To Attack The Vices Of Hypocrisy, Greed, Self Indulgence And Social Pretension That Destroy Communality As The Citizen Sir John Frugal And His Daughters Spurned Suitors Return Disguised As Amerindians, Massinger Contrasts Their Feigned Godlessness With The Failure Of Christian Charity In S London The Play Was Revived For A Staged Reading At Shakespeare S Globe In June


About the Author: Philip Massinger

Philip Massinger born 1583 was an English dramatist His finely plotted plays, including A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The City Madam and The Roman Actor, are noted for their satire and realism, and their political and social themes.



10 thoughts on “The City Madam, A Comedie.

  1. says:

    When merchants, misers, misanthropes, mistresses, prostitutes, and thugs meet together in one play to make each other sufficiently miserable, what happens In The City Madam , Massinger, using the maximum bawdiness he could for the time period , weaves together a play full of characters that all hate each other and depend on each other, sometimes unknowingly In the 17th Century London of abundant street crime and poverty, who could have expected satanic sacrifices and jibes at Americans A rather funny play and although it is rarely performed, you can almost hear the characters bickering in your head.


  2. says:

    I found this to be the most enjoyable of the plays I ve read by Massinger Written in the 1600 s, the comedy lampoons English society, replete with its greed and pretense The story follows Sir John Frugal and the suitors of his daughters My favorite lines are Sir Maurice What s bred in the bone, Admits no hope of cure.Luke You are learned Europeans, and we worse Than ignorant Americans.See my other reviews here


  3. says:

    One of his best comedies, I felt, if perhaps a touch outdated for the 1630s It would definitely work on stage, even at nearly fur centuries old.


  4. says:

    An adaptation of Shakespeare s Measure for Measure one of my fav s.


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