1st Edition

The Antipodes

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ISBN 9780878301386
Published December 13, 2000 by Routledge
96 Pages

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Book Description

The Antipodes, first published in 1640, is a "city comedy" by Richard Brome. Written in an age of travel and exploration, the play depicts the topsy-turvy "world upside down" of London in the 1630s. The plot hinges around the main character Peregrine's obsession with travel books. An inventive play-within-the-play, also called "The Antipodes," dupes Peregrine into believing that he has been transported to the ends of the earth, with the aim of recalling him to his marital duties. This is the only available single-play edition of this extraordinary Jacobean play.



Richard Brome is one of the most famous Jacobean playwrights. He worked in Ben Jonson's household and went on to produce more than a dozen plays of his own, including A Northern Lassee and A Mad Couple Well Match'd.


"The Antipodes would be an entertaining addition to a course in seventeenth-century literature, early modern drama, non-Shakespearean drama, Caroline drama, travel literature (real or imaginary), or city comedy." -- Rhonda Lemke Sanford, Sixteenth Century Journal