This title, first published in 1988, examines the influence of the Jacobean masque on the plays of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher. The author examines the ways in which the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher represent not only a great expression of human emotion, but how they are also a fine example of the growth and change of dramatic form. This title will be of interest to students of drama, literature and performance studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Groping for a Form: Beaumont, Fletcher, and Shakespeare 3. Henry VIII and The Two Nobel Kinsman 4. The Use of Full Masques in the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher 5. Masque Elements in the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher 6. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography