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Chapman's Dramatic Works

Volumes I, II, III

By George Chapmen

1873 - London - John Pearson

7" by 4.5"; (xlvii) 344pp; 417pp; 370pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A handsome edition of the comedies and tragedies of George Chapman.

George Chapman (1559 - 1634) was an English dramatist and a classical scholar. He has been claimed a rival to Shakespeare's sonnets and an anticipator of the 17th century metaphysical poets. 

The plays in this set include: The Widow's Tears, Caesar and Pompey and The Blind Beggar of Alexandria.

Amongst his tragedies, the works include  Bussy D'Ambois, written in 1607. It is considered one of his greatest plays and is an insight into French politics at the time of his writing.

The Blind Beggar of Pompey is a comedy, and the first of his plays to be performed. It follows the commedia dell'arte which, true to Italian comedy, relies on disguise. It is about a swindler who has wooed a queen and is banished. He then returns and commences to manipulate people.

The Widow's Tears is the last of Chapmman's plays and is set in Cyprus. It is a romantic comedy about temptation and rejection.

 

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with morroco boards. Externally, sound with some rubbing to extremities and slight wear to spine. Personal bookplate of owner to front pastedown on all volumes. Internally, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD .


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