This New Mermaids anthology brings together the four most popular and widely studied of Thomas Middleton's plays - Women Beware Women; The Changeling; The Roaring Girl and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside - with a new introduction by William Carroll, examining the plays in the context of early modern theatre, culture and politics, as well as their language, characters and themes. On-page commentary notes guide students to a better understanding and combine to make this an indispensable student edition ideal for study and classroom use from A Level upwards.
William C. Carroll is Professor of English at Boston University. He is a General Editor of the New Mermaids Series. Among his publications are editions of Love's Labour's Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Macbeth, as well as Fat King, Lean Beggar: Representations of Poverty in the Age of Shakespeare.
Introduction, Women Beware Women, The Changeling, The Roaring Girl and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside