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"The Changeling" and the Carnivalesque

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Title: "The Changeling" and the Carnivalesque
Authors: Lennon, Paul
Instructor: Sammons, Todd
Zuern, John
Keywords: English drama
Middleton, Thomas, -1627
Rowley, William, 1585?-1642?
Issue Date: 24 Jun 2015
Abstract: One of the features of Jacobean Drama generally, and the play The Changeling specifically, is its polysemous nature. There are multiple and complex strands in the composition of the play, which can render multiple interpretations. Critics, though, in making their arguments, sometimes ignore those elements which are not conducive to their position. The Changeling has been the genesis of such criticism in which obvious elements of the drama are omitted, for they don't support the argument being made. The very complexity of this play, which richly absorbs the issues of the times in which it was written, can make it simultaneously fecund and unwieldy for critical interpretations.
Description: Produced in 2009 as a Plan B paper for an MA in English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Pages/Duration: 46 pages
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