9780719069673

The Knight of the Burning Pestle Francis Beaumont

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  • ISBN13:

    9780719069673

  • ISBN10:

    071906967X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-10-28
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Summary

This play is a celebration of London life and theatre in which Francis Beaumont's comic genius is given free rein. This edition presents an accurate modern-spelling text, with full historical and critical introduction and a detailed commentary. It also places "The Knight" in the contexts of Jacobean comedy and the work of the children's theatrical troupes. An appendix on the songs and a concern for details of production make this edition especially useful to actors and directors, as well as students of Renaissance drama.

Author Biography

Sheldon P. Zitner is Professor of English at Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface vi
Preface viii
Abbreviations ix
Introduction
The text
1(7)
Authorship
8(2)
Date
10(2)
The Children's Company
12(2)
Antecedents
14(2)
Prodigals, lovers, and prentice worthies
16(23)
The Knight, Don Quixote and ritual
39(3)
Stage history
42(9)
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
51(134)
APPENDICES
A. An anonymous prologue
163(2)
B. The Encounter
165(5)
C. The interludes
170(3)
D. The songs
173(12)
Glossarial Index to the Commentary 185

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