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The Antipodes (Globe Quartos)

The Antipodes (Globe Quartos)
Your Price: $26.95 CDN
Author: Richard Brome edited by David Scott Kastan and Richard Proudfoot
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 154
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0878301380
ISBN-13: 9780878301386

About the Book:

Rare book, very limited quantities available

Shakespeare's Globe is proving to be one of the great success stories in the theatre world. As well as Shakespeare, its programme includes plays by many of his contemporaries. In fact, for every play by Shakespeare there are over ten surviving plays by other writers from the same era. A selection of these plays have been brought back into print as Globe Quartos. These non-Shakespearean plays of the English Renaissance are being rediscovered and revived with great success at Shakespeare's Globe both in full production and in staged readings.

The Antipodes, first published in 1640, is a "city comedy" by English dramatist Richard Brome (c. 1590–1653). 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.

About the Author:

David Scott Kastan is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University. A noted scholar on Shakespeare and early modern culture, he currently serves as one of the general editors of the Arden Shakespeare.

Richard Proudfoot is Emeritus Professor and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. He is the author of Shakespeare: Text, Stage, and Cannon a critical overview of the scholarly achievements made in the field of Shakespeare studies by the end of the twentieth century and numerous essays on Shakespeare. He served as Senior General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare for 35 years, until his retirement from King's College in 1999.