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(Biography) Philip. 1583–?1640, English dramatist, noted esp for his comedy A New Way to pay Old Debts (1633)


(ˈmæs ən dʒər)

Philip, 1583–1640, English playwright.
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Philip Massinger, a pupil and collaborator of Fletcher, was of thoughtful spirit, and apparently a sincere moralist at heart, in spite of much concession in his plays to the contrary demands of the time.
The last group, under James I and Charles I, to 1642: Ford, Massinger, and Shirley.
7) Philip Edwards and Colin Gibson (eds), The Plays and Poems of Philip Massinger, 5 vols (Oxford, 1976).
Lisa Hopkins catalogues the uses of color in Philip Massinger, shedding new light on the theatrical artistry of this understudied author.
Brian Vickers (2002) attributed the play mostly to Massinger.
She guides us through the origins of the iambic pentameter in such poems as Surrey's Aeneid translation; the beginnings of the meter's use in drama in Gorboduc and the Jocasta (1566) of Gascoigne and Kinwelmershe; its consolidation in the 1580s, when Marlowe's Tamburlaine exploded onto the Elizabethan stage, Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy moved and thrilled London theatre-goers, and such men as Greene, Peele, and Nashe made their contributions; Shakespeare's progress towards greater flexibility and expressiveness and the various ways in which he achieved his effects; and the individual verse characteristics of such Jacobean and Caroline playwrights as Jonson, Fletcher, Middleton, William Rowley, Webster, Massinger, Ford, Shirley, and Brome.
The next four chapters closely read plays by Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Philip Massinger that take classical Rome, including its texts, culture, and ethos, as the object of emulation.
X activated by Maren Massinger, 2014, featuring Nengudi's longtime collaborator.
Madeline Bond, Madison Brady, Sofia Brinister, Megan Carey, Harrison Carter, Emma Castle, Hannah Castner, Anna Cressman, Hannah Dahill, Charlotte Dempsey, Marc Descoteaux, Georgia Dittemore, Nathan Draudt, Brooke English, Krista Flinkstrom, Benjamin Fox, Michelle Frasch, Hannah Gaffney, William Gerecke IV, Sophia Greszczuk, Lillian Hammill, Tyler Hunt, Laura Jowett, Jonathan Keats, Grace Keith, Tara Krishna, Jamie Lance, Ashley Masse, Angelica Massinger, Meaghan McCarthy, Delaney McKenna, Emily McManus, Rebecca Meininger, Haley Neff, Lauren Quinn, Abigail Recko, Madison Richard, Cora Sargent, Justin Schoepke, Catherine Smith, Keely Stevenson, Emma Sullivan, Madeleine Susi, Jillian Szcesuil and Johannes Thorarensen.
8) In the manuscript Massinger has included act and scene divisions; those cited here are to these.
Spanish adaptations filled Jacobean playhouses, as English dramatists such as Fletcher, Francis Beaumont, Shakespeare, John Webster, John Ford, James Shirley, Philip Massinger, Thomas Middleton, Nathan Field, Thomas Dekker, and William Rowley found inspiration time and again in Spanish sources.
Subjects covered include dramas of doctrine in the work of Woodes, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Greville, and Udall, staging the politics of reform, in the work of Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Marlowe, performing Protestantism in the work of Shakespeare, Bale, Wilkin's, and Middleton, and confessional aesthetics and nostalgia in the work of Massinger and Shakespeare.