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Love's Cure, or The Martial Maid

By John Fletcher and Philip Massinger

Edited by José A. Pérez Díez

Love's Cure, or The Martial Maid
Hardcover

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-3515-5
  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: January 2022
  • BIC Category: Literature, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM / General, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: plays & playwrights, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Literature & literary studies / Plays, playscripts
  • Series: The Revels Plays

Description

John Fletcher and Philip Massinger's comedy Love's Cure, or The Martial Maid (1615) is an innovative and provocative play that explores the struggle of two transgender siblings, Lucio and Clara, who have been brought up as members of their opposite genders. After twenty years of separation, they are forced to switch around their gender identities, facing fierce scrutiny from their family and the cruelly heteronormative society of early modern Seville. This Revels Plays volume is the first fully annotated, single-volume critical edition of the play ever to be published. The text has been modernised and is accompanied by full commentary. The introduction presents ground-breaking research on the play's remarkable engagement with its Spanish literary sources, and it provides a full discussion of its dating, authorship, and reception by literary critics and in the theatre.

Contents

Introduction
LOVE'S CURE, OR THE MARTIAL MAID
Appendices
1 Press variants
2 Compositorial analysis and running titles
3 Censorship in F
4 Piorato's song
5 Disputed narrative sources

Editor

José A. Pérez Díez is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of English at the University of Leeds

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