A Waspish City Comedy, Critiquing Caroline London, The City Madam Reworks Shakespeare S Measure For Measure As A City Comedy To Attack The Vices Of Hypocrisy, Greed, Self Indulgence And Social Pretension That Destroy Communality As The Citizen Sir John Frugal And His Daughters Spurned Suitors Return Disguised As Amerindians, Massinger Contrasts Their Feigned Godlessness With The Failure Of Christian Charity In 1630s London The Play Was Revived For A Staged Reading At Shakespeare S Globe In June 1995.
Philip Massinger born 1583 was an English dramatist His finely plotted plays, including A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The City Madam and The Roman Actor, are noted for their satire and realism, and their political and social themes.
- 143 pages
- The City Madam, A Comedie.
- Philip Massinger
- 08 September 2018 Philip Massinger