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  • Title: The Shoemaker's Holiday
  • Author: Thomas Dekker Anthony Parr
  • ISBN: 9780393900620
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
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    The Shoemaker s Holiday New Mermaids are modernized and fully annotated editions of classic English plays Each volume includes The playtext in modern spelling edited to the highest bibliographical and textual standards Tex

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    1. Firstly what a breath of fresh air to read an Elizabethan play which isn t one by Shakespeare Don t get me wrong, I love Bill as much as anyone, but I often just tend to forget that there are other Elizabethan plays out there m sorry Kit, Bennie.Secondly this play was much entertaining than I initially thought I felt that the female characters had, to Elizebathan play standards, quite some control over their lives Firk and Simon Eyre wtf, but also, firk yes The King was so benign and he seemed [...]

    2. Enjoyed this much the second time around, though I m not sure why It is actually funny in places, unlike so many city comedies looking at you, Ben Jonson , and the ending makes for a refreshing break from the usual reaffirmation of existing social hierarchies Everybody s welcome at the banquet so long as you re not French.

    3. So this was a pretty easy read and at times I genuinely enjoyed it However, while I found the text pretty engaging for the most part I was SO let down by the ending WHERE WAS THE CONFLICT, THE EXCITEMENT, THE DRAMA So disappointed I may appreciate the play a bit hopefully when I delve into the historical side of things and consider different themes that Dekker may have been trying to discuss However, for the most part I m quite underwhelmed unfortunately

    4. I read The Shoemaker s Holiday in preparation for attendance at a local Shakespeare company s production I d certainly heard the name Dekker, but never read him before this week My experience with Shakespeare s contemporaries is extremely limited I ve seen or read a handful of Marlowe, Webster and Tourneur tragedies, but no early modern English comedies apart from the half whatever that comprises of The Two Noble Kinsmen that Shakespeare didn t write Reading this play was, therefore, an unantici [...]

    5. Thomas Dekker s The Shoemaker s Holiday was the third play I ve read following a course on Elizabethan era theater other than Shakespeare Unlike the first two, it was a comedy I had to chuckle at some of the outrageous lines I would say the humor has aged well over the past 400 years One point of interest is that one character disguises himself as a Dutch shoemaker for a while Much of his dialogue is therefore rendered in quasi Dutch dialect that is just this side of comprehensible I can imagine [...]

    6. A lot of late 1600 century topical humor and speech, but the light story and repetition quickly squared my understanding away I d rate it up with some of Shakespeare s early comedies Dekker s uses many locations closely related to Shakespeare s Henry IV and Merry Wives of Windsor, I nice quick moving play that that didn t disappoint.

    7. This play explores some timelessly interesting themes like marriage, social class, gender struggles, power of the monarchy, the art of disguise and so on However it was missing something The narrative wasn t as exciting as I would have hoped It lacked action and suspense There was nothing really groundbreaking about it But it still makes for a nice read.

    8. I really enjoyed this comedy It s clever and entertaining, surprising me with both elements throughout the play It s also partially a commentary on social issues of the times or today , but thoroughly enjoyable even disregarding those The reason I only give it three stars is because I ve now read The Roaring Girl as well, and I liked that one .

    9. Read for Shakespeare Early Modern Drama module A simple but cute play not a lot stuck out for me, and it was quite predictable, but it s always fun to read other old plays that aren t by Shakespeare.

    10. Most of the reviews are for uni reading , so I ll join in too I read this for my Writing London module first play we ve read this semester It was enjoyable but I didn t think it was anything special would probably never have heard of it otherwise.

    11. Boy, I am sure it must have been loved in its time, but this thing making it into a collection called The Harvard Classics Boggles the mind Yes, the language is lilting, high level example of Elizabethan wit But the plotwell, I guess it wasn t for me.

    12. Really enjoyed this, it was comical and romantic with the subtlest hints of satire The bawardy humour and double entendre is quite effectively contrasted with with very romantic, slightly tragic passages Would be really interested to watch a stage version of this.

    13. A lighthearted play, but I found the language difficult to understand as it was written and set in the sixteenth century hence I have given it 3 stars.

    14. Hilarious especially when read as part of a group in the Shakespeare Institute s dekkerthon I would love to see this performed.

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