Buy Books Online > Plays, playscripts > The Woman in the Moon: By John Lyly
The Woman in the Moon: By John Lyly

The Woman in the Moon: By John Lyly

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780719072451    Publisher: Manchester University Press Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 158        
"This thoroughly annotated volume provides a detailed study of the play's sources. " Patrick Richards, Day by Day His last known work and the only one to be written primarily in verse, The Woman in the Moon...Read more
"This thoroughly annotated volume provides a detailed study of the play's sources. " Patrick Richards, Day by Day His last known work and the only one to be written primarily in verse, The Woman in the Moon is among Lyly's most entertaining plays. Turning upon the construction of the female character, it has been read as highly misogynistic, and as a sixteenth-century feminist manifesto. The biblical version of the creation of woman is overturned in the first scene when the play's supreme deity, Nature, presents her ultimate creation, Pandora (memorably played in 1928 by Katharine Hepburn), to a group of Utopian shepherds, who compete for her love. Their amatory pursuit is complicated by the seven planets, whose attributes have been bestowed by Nature on her new creation, and who decide to take revenge by subjecting Pandora to their influence. The action rapidly develops into a dazzling comedy of intrigue, resulting in both an explanation for the female disposition and the creation of an 'alternative' version of the myth of the man in the moon. Newly edited from the first edition (1597), The Woman in the Moon will be of interest to all students of sixteenth-century drama.
It is complemented by generous notes and commentary, as well as a full introduction and stage history.
Read less
About the author:
Leah Scragg is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester

Read less
Review:
This thoroughly annotated volume provides a detailed study of the play's sources. Patrick Richards, Day by Day

Recommended Books for you - See all

OUT OF STOCK

Looks like the book you were looking for is currently not in stock with us. Please leave us your email and phone number.
We will get back to you as soon as it's available.

Your email
Phone No.
Enter characters from image

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions