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Beaumont and Fletcher's Works - Volume 10

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Thou art an honest man, do you see, he has tears
To lend to him whom prodigal expence
Of sorrow, has made bankrupt of such treasure,
Nay, thou dost well.
Mart. I would it might excuse
The ill I bring along.
Thier. Thou mak'st me smile
I[n] the heighth of my calamities, as if
There could be the addition of an Atome,
To the gyant-body of my miseries.
But try, for I will hear thee, all sit down, 'tis death
To any that shall dare to interrupt him
In look, gesture, or word.
Mart. And such attention
As is due to the last, and the best story
That ever was deliver'd, will become you,
The griev'd Ordella, (for all other titles
But take away from that) having from me
Prompted by your last parting groan, enquir'd,
What drew it from you, and the cause soon learn'd:
For she whom barbarism could deny nothing,
With such prevailing earnestness desir'd it,
'Twas not in me, though it had b. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Simply excellent. Well-crafted story with a wickedly biting humor. This one's a must-read.

I found this play very interesting as one of Shakespeare's contemporaries. The plot left me confused as to what was going to happen at times. I definitely had some "huh?" moments while reading. It was a fast read and enjoyable.

Tragicomedy - written in a tragic mode with the exception of certain comic characters until the plot is resolved in a mistaken parentage plot. Jacobean Incest!

This is a captivating play with beautiful language. Each character, even the smallest ones, have depth, and the emotional journeys the characters undergo is moving and feels real. The struggle between the morally correct and sinfully pleasurable is invigorating rather than by the numbers, primarily

Read as part of the Shakespeare Institute's "Extra Mile" online readathon in the lockdown summer of 2020.

Wow, what a play. Incest is at the heart of the main plot, which makes it very Jacobean, though the couple involved have never met as adults and turn out (view spoiler)[not to be siblings after all. A real Star (hide spoiler)]

This is better than the quarto edition only to the extent that it has an informative introduction that will help you understand this very strange play. It is also a nicely edited text, but I prefer texts to be unedited.

Plays like this really show the general goodness of various plays from Shakespeare's contemporaries. A King and No King is a bit difficult of a play to understand at times, especially because the comic subplot is so physical, but overall a very enjoyable play. It deals with vexed philosophical and m

“A King and No King” by Beaumont and Fletcher, the Gilbert and Sulivans of Jacobean drama, is said to have been extremely popular at the time it was produced and for many years after that. I do not understand why this should be so, for the psychology of “A King and No King” is implausible, the plot

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