Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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This pioneering collection of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama covers the full sweep of dramatic performances. Newly edited from manuscript and quarto, all the major playwrights are here as well as new dramatic scripts and plays published for the first time. No single period has been more complex and colourful than the Renaissance and this anthology shows the age recording itself in the most powerful body of dramatic works England has produced. Offers a pioneering collection of eighteen works of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama, Elizabethan and Jacobean. Covers the full sweep of dramatic performances, including State progresses and Court masques. Provides an introduction that recalls the cultural history of the Shakespearean age in Early Modern England.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Texts
Brief Lives
The Queen's Majesty's Passage
The Lady of May
The Spanish Tragedy
Arden of Faversham
The Honorable Entertainment Given to the Queen's Majesty in Progress at Elvetham in Hampshire
The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus
The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second
The Shoemaker's Holiday
A Woman Killed with Kindness
The Magnificent Entertainment
The Masque of Blackness
The Triumphs of Re-United Britannia
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
The Tragedy of the Duchess of Malfi
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
The Changeling
Bartholemew Fair
'tis Pity She's A Whore
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