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The Antipodes

The Antipodes

By Richard Brome
Edited by David Scott Kastan & Richard Proudfoot
Series: Globe Quartos
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854596031, 164 pages, August 2000


In the Globe Quarto series co-published with Shakespeare's Globe to mark the rediscovery of forgotten plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries.

The Antipodes includes a play-within-the-play, also called 'The Antipodes', which is used as psychotherapy for Peregrine Joyless's obsession with travel books, with the aim of recalling him to his marital duties. Brome's audience is also confronted with a picture of the topsy-turviness of the 'world upside down' of London in the 1630s.

The play was revived, in an adapted form by Gerald Freedman, at Shakespeare's Globe in 2000.