9780486816067

Elizabethan Comedies A Basic Anthology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486816067

  • ISBN10:

    0486816060

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-12-13
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
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Summary

A new and vital form of drama blossomed in 16th-century England, blending classic Latin comedy traditions with keen satires of contemporary London life. Although Shakespeare remains the most recognizable playwright of the Elizabethan age, there were many others whose work continues to entertain and educate students of drama to this day. This anthology collects timeless comedies that both informed Shakespeare's work and took inspiration from the Bard himself.
Six plays include Ben Jonson's Every Man in His Humour, the comedy that made the author's reputation; Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay by Robert Greene, a groundbreaking play in terms of multiple-plot structure; The Shoemaker's Holiday, or The Gentle Craft by Thomas Dekker, the "Dickens of English theater"; All Fools, George Chapman's sprightly romp; A Trick to Catch the Old One by Thomas Middleton, one of the era's most prolific and successful playwrights; and Eastward Ho!, a collaborative work by Chapman, Jonson, and John Marston.

Table of Contents

Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay
The Shoemaker's Holiday, or The Gentle Craft
All Fools
Eastward Ho!
A Trick to Catch the Old One
Every Man in His Humour

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