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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-0927-1
  • ISSN: 2105-9950
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-0929-5.p.0399
  • Éditeur: Classiques Garnier
  • Date de parution: 26/06/2013
  • Langue: Français
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Éditions du xviie siècle

A Mad World my Masters : a comedy. As it hath bin lately in Action by the Children of Paules. Composed by T. M. Printed by H. B. for Walter Bvrre. and are to be sold in Paules Chuchyard, at the signe of the Crane. 1608. Reproduit dans English Prose Drama, Chadwick Healey, Cambridge, 1996. 10 exemplaires survivants.

A Mad World my Masters : a comedy. As it hath bin often acted at the Private House in Salisbury Court, by her Majesties Servants. Composed by T. M. Gent. [i.e. T. Middleton.] Printed [by John Okes ?] for J. S. [John Spencer] and are to be sold by James Becket, Londres, 1640. Reproduit dans English Prose Drama, Chadwick Healey, Cambridge, 1996.

Éditions anciennes

Dodsley, Robert, (édit.), A Select Collection of Old Plays, vol.5, Londres, 1744.

Reed, Isaac, (édit.), A Select Collection of Old Plays. The second Edition, vol. 5, Londres, 1780, p. 313-402.

Scott, Walter, (édit.), The Ancient British Drama, vol.2, Londres, 1810, p. 258-287.

Dyce, Alexander, (édit.), The Works of Thomas Middleton, vol. 2, Londres, 1840, p. 325-422.

Bullen A. H., (édit.), The Works of Thomas Middleton, Londres, 1885-1886.


Éditions modernes (par ordre chronologique)

Eberle, G. J., Thèse non publiée, University of Wisconsin, 1945.

Taylor, M. J., Thèse non publiée, University of Birmingham, 1963.

Frost, David L., (édit.), The Selected Plays of Thomas Middleton, Cambridge, CUP, 1978.

Taylor, Michael, (édit.), Thomas Middleton, A Mad World, my Masters and Other Plays, (Oxford World’s Classics), Oxford, OUP, 1995.

De Somogyi, Nick, (édit.), Thomas Middleton, A Mad World, my Masters, (Globe Quartos), Londres, Routledge, 1999.

Henning, Standish, (édit.), Thomas Middleton, A Mad World, my Masters, Regents Renaissance drama series, Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press, 1965.

Saccio, Peter, (édit.), A Mad World, my Masters, notes de Celia R. Daileader, in G. Taylor et J. Lavagnino, (édit.), Thomas Middleton : The Collected Works 1603-1627, Oxford, OUP, 2007.

Sources primaires

Anon, The Merry Devil of Edmonton, Londres, Henry Ballard pour Arthur Johnson, 1608 ; édit. Nicola Bennett, Londres, Routledge (Globe Quartos), 2000.

Beaumont, Francis, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, édit. Michael Hattaway, New Mermaids, New York, W. W. Norton, 2002 ; Le Chevalier de l’ardent pilon, Th. Eliz., vol2.

Chappell, William, (édit.), The Roxburghe Ballads, Hertford, 1871, Printed for the Ballad Society by S. Austin.

Collier, John Payne, The Alleyn Papers ; a Collection of Original Documents Illustrative of the Life and Times of Edward Alleyn, and of the Early English Stage and Drama, New-York, AMS Press, 1970.

Cotgrave, Randle, A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues, London, Printed by Adam Islip, Anno 1611 ; facsimile,


Foakes, Reginald A., (édit.), The Henslowe Papers, 2 vol., Londres, Scolar Press, 1978.

Foakes, R. A., et R. T. Rickert, (édit.), Henslowe’s Diary, Cambridge, CUP, 1961.

Heywood, Thomas, The Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells their Names, Orders and Offices ; the Fall of Lucifer with his Angells, London, Printed by Adam Islip, 1635 ; Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum ; New York, Da Capo Press, 1973.

Kempe, William, Kemps nine daies wonder, Performed in a daunce from London to Norwich, Containing the pleasure, paines and kinde entertainment of William Kemp between London and that Citty in his late Morrice. Wherein is somewhat set downe worth note ; to reproove the slaunders spred of him : many things merry, nothing hurtfull. Written by himselfe to satisfie his friends. London, Printed by E.A. for Nicholas Ling, and are to be solde at his shop at the west door of Saint Paules Church, 1600 ; édit. Alexander Dyce, Londres, Camden Society, 1840.

Lily, William, Institutio compendiaria totius grammaticae quam et eruditissimus atq[ue] idem illustrissimus rex noster hoc nomine euulgari iussit, ut non alia q[uoque] hæc una per totam Angliam pueris prælegeretur, Londini : [Ex officina Thomae Bertheleti …], M. D. XL [1540].

Nichols, John, The Progresses of Queen Elizabeth : Among which are Interspersed other Solemnities, Public Expenditures, and Remarkable Events During the Reign of that Illustrious Princess : Collected from Original MSS., Scarce Pamphlets, Corporation Records, Parochial Registers, &C., &C. : Illustrated with Historical Notes (3 vol.), Londres, 1788 ; New York, Burt Franklin, 1965.

Parsons, Robert, First Book of the Christian Exercise Pertaining to Resolution, (1582), édit. Victor Houliston, Leyde, Brill, 1998.

Playford, John, The English Dancing Master Or Plaine and easie Rules for the Dancing of Country Dances, with the Tune to each Dance, London, Printed by Thomas Harper, and are to be sold by John Playford, at his Shop in the Inner Temple neere the Church doore, 1651 ; édit. Hugh Mellor et Leslie Bridgewater, Londres, Dance Books, 1984.

Scott, Walter, The Fortunes of Nigel (1822), eBooks@Adelaide, The University of Adelaide Library, 2008.


Ouvrages de référence

Ciani, Louis, Les Monnaies royales françaises de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI, Paris, J. Florange et. Cie. et S. Boutin, 1926.

Dessen, Alan C. et Thomson, Leslie, A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama 1580-1642, Cambridge, CUP, 1999.

Harbage, Alfred, Annals of English Drama, 975-1700 : An Analytical Record of All Plays, Extant or Lost, Chronologically Arranged and Indexed by Authors, Titles, Dramatic Companies, &C. Ed Samuel Schoenbaum, Londres, Methuen, 1964.

Sadie, Stanley et Fortune, Nigel, (édit.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New York, Grove’s Dictionaries, 2001. 

Whiting, B.J. & H.W., Proverbs, Sentences and Proverbial Phrases, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1963.

Monographies, ouvrages collectifs et articles

Arnold, Janet, Patterns of Fashion : The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c. 1560-1620. Londres, Macmillan, 1985.

Aughterson Kate (édit.), Renaissance Woman : Constructions of Femininity in England, Londres, Routledge, 1995.

Ayers, P.K., “Plot, Subplot, and the Uses of Dramatic Discord In A Mad World, my Masters and A Trick to Catch the Old One”, Modern Language Quarterly, vol. 47 (1986), p. 3-18.

Carson, Christie et Karim-Cooper, Farah, Shakespeare’s Globe, a Theatrical Experiment, Cambridge, CUP, 2008.

Covatta, Anthony, Thomas Middleton’s City Comedies, Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press, 1973.

Crystal, David, Pronouncing Shakespeare : the Globe experiment, Cambridge, CUP, 2005.

Daileader, Celia R., Eroticism on the Renaissance Stage : Transcendence, Desire, and the Limits of the Visible, Cambridge, CUP, 1998. Réédition 2006.


Daileader, Celia R., “The Courtesan Revisited : Thomas Middleton, Pietro Aretino, and Sex-phobic Criticism”, Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare & his Contemporaries : Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning, édit. Michele Marrapodi, Aldershot, Ashgate Press, 2007, p. 223-238.

Drouet, Pascale, Le Vagabond dans l’Angleterre de Shakespeare, Ou l’art de contrefaire à la ville et à la scène, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2003.

Gibbons, Brian, Jacobean City Comedy ; a Study of Satiric Plays by Jonson, Marston and Middleton, Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, 1968.

Greenfield, Sayre N., “Quoting Hamlet in the Early Seventeenth Century”, Modern Philology, vol. 105, no 3, English Renaissance Issue (Feb., 2008), p. 510-534.

Gurr, Andrew. The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642, Cambridge, CUP, 1970.

Gurr, Andrew, Playgoing in Shakespeare’s London, Cambridge, CUP, 1987.

Gurr, Andrew et Ichikawa, Mariko, Staging in Shakespeare’s Theatres, Oxford, OUP, 2000.

Heinemann, Margot, Puritanism and Theatre ; Thomas Middleton and Opposition Drama under the Early Stuarts, Cambridge, CUP, 1980.

Heinemann, Margot, “Middleton’s A Game at Chess : Parliamentary-Puritans and Opposition Drama”, English Literary Renaissance, vol. 5 : 2 (1975), p. 232-250.

Heller, Herbert Jack, Penitent Brothellers : Grace, Sexuality, and Genre in Thomas Middleton’s City Comedies, Cranbury, NJ, University of Delaware Press, 2000.

Henley, Trish Thomas, Dealers in Hole-Sale : Representations of Prostitution on the Elizabethan and Jacobean Stage, Thèse de doctorat soutenue à la Florida State University, 2007.

Horwich, Richard, “Wives, Courtesans, and the Economics of Love in Jacobean City Comedy”, Comparative Drama, vol. 7 (1973-1974), p. 291-309.

Hosley, Richard, Was there a Music-Room in Shakespeare’s Globe ?”, Shakespeare Survey 13 (1960), p. 113-123.

Kelly, Kathleen Coyne, Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages, Abingdon, Routledge, 2000.

Laroque, François, Shakespeare et la fête, Paris, PUF, 1988.


Loughrey, Brian et Taylor, Neil, Five Plays by Thomas Middleton, Harmondsworth, Penguin Classics, 1988.

Maher, Mary Zenet, Modern Hamlets and their Soliloquies, Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 2003.

McMillin, Scott, “Middleton’s Theatres”, Gary Taylor et John Lavagnino, (édit.), Thomas Middleton : The Collected Works 1603-1627, Oxford, OUP, 2007, p. 74-90.

Orrell, John, The Quest for Shakespeare’s Globe, Cambridge, CUP, 1983.

Palfrey, Simon et Stern, Tiffany, Shakespeare in Parts, Oxford, OUP, 2007.

Panek, Jennifer, “The Mother as Bawd in The Revenger’s Tragedy and A Mad World, my Masters”, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, vol. 43, 2003, p. 415-437.

Roberts, Sasha, Reading Shakespeare’s Poems in Early Modern England, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Rutter, Carol Chillington, Enter the Body : Women and Representation on Shakespeare’s Stage, Londres, Routledge, 2001.

Schütz, Chantal, “Music at the New Globe” Early Modern Literary Studies 7.1/Special Issue 8 (May, 2001) : 4.1-36.

Seaver, Paul S., “Middleton’s London”, Gary Taylor et John Lavagnino (édit.), Thomas Middleton : The Collected Works 1603-1627, Oxford, OUP, 2007, p. 59-73.

Shapiro, Michael, Children of the Revels : The Boy Companies of Shakespeare’s Time and Their Plays, New-York, Columbia University Press, 1977.

Taylor, Gary, “Thomas Middleton : Lives and Afterlives”, Gary Taylor et John Lavagnino, (édit.), Thomas Middleton : The Collected Works 1603-1627, Oxford, OUP, 2007, p. 25-58.

Taylor, Gary (édit.), The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton (Oxford Handbooks), Oxford, OUP, 2012.

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