The Collected Works of John Ford: Volume I by Gilles MonsarratThe Collected Works of John Ford: Volume I by Gilles Monsarrat

The Collected Works of John Ford: Volume I

EditorGilles Monsarrat, Brian Vickers, R. J. C. Watt

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

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John Ford (1586-1640?) was one of the leading playwrights of the generation following Shakespeare, best known for such plays as The Broken Heart, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, and Perkin Warbeck. This is the first collected edition of John Ford's works since 1869. All texts have been freshly editedfrom the original Quarto editions, which have been collated to identify press corrections. Two texts are edited from manuscripts. A full commentary is provided for all texts, giving historical explanations of the vocabulary, parallel passages in other works by Ford, and theatrical annotation (whererelevant). The edition is arranged largely in chronological order. Volume 1 contains all of Ford's poems and prose works: Honor Triumphant and The Monarch's Meeting, an opportunistic celebration of a royal visit and the amorous-chivalric contests; Fame's Memoriall, a panegyric to Charles Blount; two poems newly ascribed to Ford, Funerall Elegie and the Elegie forJohn Fletcher; his greatest poem, Christes Bloodie Sweat; the didactic prose works The Golden Meane and A Line of Life; and Uncollected Pieces, commendatory verses prefixed to plays or other works by friends of Ford, and of undisputed authenticity. There is also an introduction dealing with Ford'sbiography.
Prior to his retirement Gilles Monsarrat was Professor of English, Universite de Dijon (now University de Bourgogne). He is the author of Light From the Porch: Stoicism and English Renaissance Literature (Didier-Erudition, 1984). He was co-general editor, then general editor, of William Shakespeare, D'OEuvres Completes, (a bilingual e...
Title:The Collected Works of John Ford: Volume IFormat:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.48 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019959290X

ISBN - 13:9780199592906


Table of Contents

IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Early Years (1586-1620)Honor Triumphant and The Monarches Meeting (1606)Fames Memoriall, or The Earle of Devonshire Deceased (1606)A Funerall Elegie for William Peter (1612)Christes Bloodie Sweat (1613)The Golden Meane (1613: 1614)A Line of Life (1620)Elegy on John Fletcher (ca. 1625)Uncollected Pieces (1606-1638)Index