“Born i’ the Heart of London”—London as an Element of Comicality in Comedies by Thomas Middleton



Year of publication 2014
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The paper seeks to present that the London setting can be viewed as an essential and defining aspect of the comicality of Middleton's city comedies. It not only introduces the textual representation of London by Middleton, but also traces specific London settings and references to particular places in London, and argues that they account for the comicality of the plays to a large extent. It also presents the picture of London society of Jacobean England, and—with the aid of analysing particular characters in light of their references to concrete cultural and social milieux of London—tries to identify London as an element closely connected to the comicality of these characters.
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