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Painted Devils, Siren Tongues

The Semiotic Universe of Jacobean Tragedy


Justyna Galant

The book outlines the semiotic universe of Jacobean drama, examining both canonical tragedies by Thomas Middleton, John Webster and less known dramas such as Anonymous Lust’s Dominion, Markham and Sampson’s Herod and Antipater or Thierry and Theodoret by Beaumont and Fletcher.
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Anonymous. (1606) Lust’s Dominion or the Lascivious Queen. A Tragedy. In The Works of Christopher Marlowe vol. 3. Leicester: William Pickering Chancery Lane, T. Combe and Son, 1626.

Beaumont, Francis, Fletcher, John. (1611) The Maid’s Tragedy In WIGGINS, Martin, ed. Four Jacobean Sex Tragedies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, 75-159.

Beaumont, Francis, Fletcher, John. (1621) Thierry and Theodoret In The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson and Beaumont and Fletcher vol. 4. London: B. McMillan, 1811, 437-468.

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