Staging passions in Ford's The Lover's Melancholy

HOPKINS, Lisa (2005). Staging passions in Ford's The Lover's Melancholy. SEL studies in English literature 1500-1900, 45 (2), 443-459.

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Abstract

The Lover's Melancholy seems an exception among Ford's plays. Most are structured around violent and sensational events; The Lover's Melancholy is quiet. This is because the play posits as an essential quality of the human psyche a slowness in the changing of emotional gears. Emotion is not only "staged" in the sense of being acted out, but also always accompanied by a time-delay mechanism. Hence this play is not peripheral to Ford's oeuvre, but a slow-motion investigation of the processes that lie at the heart of it, and a crucial part of his ongoing inquiry into the nature of drama.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: HOPKINS, Lisa (2005). Staging passions in Ford's The Lover's Melancholy. SEL studies in English literature 1500-1900, 45(2), 443-459

©William Marsh Rice University 2005
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1353/sel.2005.0019
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2010 14:13
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/569

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