John Marston

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Marston, John


Born circa 1576 in Coventry; died June 25, 1634, in London. English poet and playwright.

Marston graduated from Oxford University. His first works were burned by order of church authorities. In 1605 he collaborated with B. Jonson and G. Chapman on the satirical comedy Eastward Ho, for which the authors were subsequently arrested. Marston’s tragedies, such as Antonio and Mellida (1599) and Antonio’s Revenge (1602), are noted for their complicated plots and intense passion. They are characteristic of late Renaissance drama.


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John Marston, as well, has too little delicacy or reserve; he also wrote catch-as-catch-can non-dramatic satires.
(20.) Geckle also finds that she "serves as Marston's female satiric commentator" to "satirize contemporary practices of courtship" and "takes a natural and realistic view of sex." She also "inveighs against the domination of husbands over wives in the manner of Shakespeare's Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing." See John Marston's Drama; Themes, Images, Sources, 165.
Pacific Currents: An exhibition featuring a cross-cultural collaboration by Solomon Islands artist Ake Lianga and Coast Salish artist John Marston. Drawing from their respective traditions, the artists explore cultural themes from both sides of the Pacific, by means of wood sculpture, painting, lino printing and serigraphy.
The cars were made at Moorfield Works, off Villiers Street in Wolverhampton and John Marston was Chairman.
The service, for John Marston, who died in Bournemouth on December 22, aged 81, will be at Styvechale Parish Church, Leamington Road, at 1pm on Tuesday.
At the turn of the seventeenth century, John Marston and Ben Jonson satirized each other's poetics and personalities in a series of revenge comedies that Thomas Dekker called the "Poetomachia" or Poets' War.
Chapman, George, Ben Jonson and John Marston. Eastward Ho.
The influence of the play, apparent in Hamlet, is also evident in other plays of the period, such as John Marston's Antonios Revenge and George Chapman's The Revenge of Bussy d'Ambois.
Just like "GTA V," the new "Red Dead Redemption" installment will center on three protagonists, who are members of John Marston's gang.
Ben Jonson, John Marston and Early Modem Drama: Satire and the Audience.
It was opened in August 1985 when Colnebridge farmer John Marston was looking to diversify.
Other contributions (Herbert Berry's essay on the female owner of the Bell Savage Inn, and Matthew Steggle's note on John Marston's Entertainment at Ashby) continue the journal's tradition of presenting new material from the archives.