The Mayor of Queenborough or Hengist, King of Kent by Thomas MiddletonThe Mayor of Queenborough or Hengist, King of Kent by Thomas Middleton

The Mayor of Queenborough or Hengist, King of Kent

byThomas MiddletonEditorHoward Marchitello

Paperback | April 1, 2003

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Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare's Globe marking their rediscoveries of forgotten plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries.Middleton's only surviving historical play weaves together two powerful stories: the spectacular rise and fall of the bloody-minded king Vortiger, and the legend of Hengist and Horsa.Set in fifth century Britain struggling against the power of Rome, the play chronicles Vortiger's despotic career; his ruthless murders, the violent betrayal of his British wife, the brutal wars against his own subjects, and an opportunistic but ultimately catastrophic alliance with the newly-arrived Saxons. The play also provides a striking comic subplot, involving Simon the tanner â?? the eponymous Mayor of Queensborough.
Middleton, who wrote in a wide variety of genres and styles, was a thoroughly professional dramatist. His comedies are generally based on London life but are seen through the perspective of Roman comedy, especially those of Plautus. Middleton is a masterful constructor of plots. "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside" (1630) is typical of Middlet...
Title:The Mayor of Queenborough or Hengist, King of KentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 8.15 × 5.85 × 0.37 inPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1854596365

ISBN - 13:9781854596369

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