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Elizabethan Drama : Eight Plays (90 Edition)by John Gassner
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Boisterous and unrestrained like the age itself, the Elizabethan theatre has long defended its place at the apex of English dramatic history. Shakespeare was but the brightest star in this extraordinary galaxy of playwrights. The stage boasted a rich and varied repertoire from courtly and romantic comedy to domestic and high tragedy, melodrama, farce, and histories. The Gassner-Green anthology revives the whole range of this universal stage, offering us the unbounded theatrical inventiveness of the age. Elizabethan Drama is designed to provide the modern reader with complete access to the plays, as well as the beguiling Elizabethan world which was their backdrop. John Gassner's classic introduction is supplemented by his and William Green's superb prefaces to the individual plays. Marginal glosses and footnotes throughout keep the immediacy of the Elizabethan stage within easy reach.
Boisterous and unrestrained like the age itself, the Elizabethan theatre has long defended its place at the apex of English dramatic history. Shakespeare was but the brightest star in this extraordinary galaxy of playwrights. Led by a group of young playwrights dubbed "the university wits", the Elizabethan popular stage was imbued with a ic force never since equalled. The stage ed a rich and varied repertoire from courtly and romantic comedy to domestic and high melodrama and histories. The Gassner-Green revives the whole range of this universal stage, offering us the unbounded theatrical of the age.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -642).
Table of Contents
Arden of Feversham / Anonymous — The Spanish tragedy / by Thomas Kyd — Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay / by Robert Greene — Doctor Faustus / by Christopher Marlowe — Edward II / by Christopher Marlowe — Everyman in his humour / by Ben Jonson — The shoemaker's holiday / by Thomas Dekker — A woman killed with kindness / by Thomas Heywood.
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