The Changeling | Critical Essay by Michael E. Mooney

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of The Changeling.
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Critical Essay by Michael E. Mooney

SOURCE: Mooney, Michael E. “‘Framing’ as Collaborative Technique: Two Middleton-Rowley Plays.” Comparative Drama 13, no. 2 (summer 1979): 127-41.

In the following essay, Mooney explores the collaborative effort of Rowley and Thomas Middleton in A Fair Quarrel and The Changeling.

The nature of Renaissance dramatic collaboration remains a blind spot in the study of its dramaturgy. Although many explanations have been offered, we have yet to adequately describe a practice which employed nearly every Renaissance playwright, from Shakespeare and Jonson to Beaumont and Fletcher and a host of others, among them William Rowley and Thomas Middleton. Commentators, sifting among the possible divisions of labor in a collaborative work, project four main theories: (1) the dramatists partitioned their work by acts, with either one playwright writing Acts I, II, and III, another Acts IV and V; or...

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