The Changeling

Play

Writers: Thomas Middleton William Rowley

Context

The Changeling is likely the most profound and popular collaboration of Renaissance playwrights Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, co-writers of at least half a dozen plays in the early 17th century. Many scholars have analyzed and examined the nature of the dual authorship, including analysis over who wrote which scenes. Generally, it is agreed that, outside the first and last scenes, Middleton focused on the main plot of Beatrice, De Flores, and Alesmero, while Rowley composed the first and last scenes as well as the subplot in the madhouse. Their practice of collaboration seems to have

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