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Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton (Oxford English Monog…



A comprehensive reassessment of Middleton’s cultural importance, this wide-ranging study examines both the writer’s dramatic and non-dramatic texts to show how he laid bare the complicit interests at work behind assumptions about sex, morality, society, and politics in late feudal culture. Middleton’s importance has long been acknowledged in the modern theatre, but academic criticism still seems distracted by questions regarding his morals and ‘Puritanism’. Swapan Chakravorty argues again…

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