The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1272 Thursday, 15 July 1999.
Date: Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 07:20:45 PDT
Subject: Middleton's The Cristall Sanctuary
I posted this on another Listserv and got nowhere with it. Forgive me
those of you who have seen this already.
Perhaps someone can help me with this. I thought I knew Thomas
Middleton's canon well. But in his edition of Coriolanus, Philip
Brockbank refers to an item supposed to be by Middleton: "an vnparaleld
Maister-peece of Art, called the Cristall Sanctuary, stilde by the of
the Temple of Integrity, where her Immaculate selfe with all her
glorious and Sanctimonious Concomitants sit transparently seene through
the Crystall" (introduction, page 35). Unfortunately, Brockbank gives
no source for this quotation. Could anyone on this list tell me whether
this is a work by the dramatist or by another Thomas Middleton? And is
there an extant copy of this work available? Is it a text or some other
kind of work? Your help will be appreciated.