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English Renaissance Drama

English Renaissance Drama - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393976557

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ISBN13: 978-0393976557
ISBN10: 0393976556
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2002
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English Renaissance Drama - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393976557

David Bevington, Lars Engle, Katharine Maus and Eric Eds. Rasmussen

ISBN13: 978-0393976557
ISBN10: 0393976556
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2002
International: No

The most extenisve new collection in this field published in more than three decades, English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology surveys the astonishing, and astonishingly varied, dramatic works written and performed in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Popular in their own time, the 27 plays included here--by Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Webster, Thomas Middleton, among many others--reveal why these playwrights' achievements, like Shakespeare's, deserve reading, teaching, and performing afresh in our time. Edited by a team of exceptional scholars and teachers, this anthology opens an extraordinary tradition in drama to new readers and audiences.

Highlights :

27 Freshly Edited and Annotated Texts
The editors' choice of texts reflects recent discoveries and trends in critical editing. Spelling and punctuation have been consistently modernized, and helpful stage directions are added in brackets. Annotations and editing pay special attention to staging and to the play as scripts for theatrical performance.

Student-friendly Play Introductions
The introduction to each play discusses current critical approaches (feminist, new historicist) while providing basic information about context, structure, plot, and character.

Ample Help for Students
English Renaissance Drama includes the following aids for students:

  • For each play English Renaissance Drama offers a carefully glossed and annotated text, textual notes, a variant list, and a selected bibliography.
  • Maps labeled with places referred to in the plays: London; its environs; the British Isles; Western Europe; and the Eastern Hemisphere in the Early Modern Period. A diagram of an Elizabethan playhouse is also included.
  • Over 30 black and white illustrations.
  • An extensive bibliography.

The Norton Anthology Format
English Renaissance Drama offers a single-column text with marginal glosses, which makes reading more enjoyable and facilitates understanding.

Author Bio

Bevington, David (Ed.) : The University of Chicago

David Bevington (Ph.D. Harvard), General Editor, is Professor of English and of Comparative Literature and Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at The University of Chicago. His studies include From "Mankind" to Marlowe, Tudor Drama and Politics, and Action Is Eloquence: Shakespeare's Language of Gesture. He is the editor of Medieval Drama; The Bantam Shakespeare, in twenty-nine paperback volumes; and The Complete Works of Shakespeare; as well as the Oxford 1 Henry IV, the Cambridge Antony and Cleopatra, and the Arden Troilus and Cressida. He has done critical editions of John Lyly's Sappho and Phao, Endymion, and Midas for the Revels Plays. With Peter Holbrook he co-edited The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque. He is the senior editor of the Revels Student Editions, and is a senior editor of the Revels Plays and of the forthcoming Cambridge edition of the works of Ben Jonson. He has received the Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize from the University of Virginia, the Quantrell Teaching Award at the University of Chicago, and two Guggenheim Fellowships.

Engle, Lars (Ed.) : University of Tulsa

Lars Engle (Ph.D. Yale) is Associate Professor of English at the University of Tulsa. He has won the University Outstanding Teacher Award and the College Excellence in Teaching Prize at Tulsa, and has received a Mellon Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Virginia, summer support from the NEH, the Samuel Heyman Prize for Outstanding Work in the Humanities from Yale College, and (with the other founding editors) the CELJ "Best New Journal" prize for The Yale Journal of Criticism. Professor Engle is the author of Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time and has published numerous articles.

Maus, Katharine Eisaman (Ed.) : University of Virginia

Katharine Eisaman Maus (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins) is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, an American Council of Learned Societies Senior Fellowship, the Roland Bainton Prize for an outstanding book in Renaissance Studies for Inwardness and Theater, two Folger Institute Fellowships, an NEH Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, and a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship. Professor Maus is the author of Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance and Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mind. She is the editor of Four Revenge Tragedies of the English Renaissance, and is co-editor of The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition, and Soliciting Interpretation: Literary Theory and Seventeenth-Century Poetry.

Rasmussen, Eric (Ed.) : University of Nevada, Reno

Eric Rasmussen (Ph.D. Chicago) is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grant for the New Variorum Hamlet, the Mousel-Feltner Research Award, and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship in the Humanities. Professor Rasmussen is the author of A Textual Companion to "Doctor Faustus" and co-editor of Doctor Faustus A- and B-Texts (Revels Plays), Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus and Other Plays (World's Classics), the forthcoming New Variorum Hamlet, and King Henry VI, Part 3 (the Arden Shakespeare Third Series). He writes the annual review of "Editions and Textual Studies" for Shakespeare Survey.

Table of Contents

General Introduction, by Katherine Eisaman Maus and David Bevington

The Plays:
Thomas Kyd

The Spanish Tragedy

John Lyly


Robert Greene

Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay

Christopher Marlowe

Tamburlaine, Part I
Doctor Faustus, A-Text
The Jew of Malta
Edward II


Arden of Feversham

Thomas Dekker

The Shoemaker's Holiday

John Marston

The Malcontent

Elizabeth Cary

The Tragedy of Mariam

Ben Jonson

The Alchemist
Bartholomew Fair

Francis Beaumont

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

The Maid's Tragedy

John Fletcher

The Woman's Prize

Thomas Middleton (?)

The Revenger's Tragedy

Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker

The Roaring Girl

Thomas Middleton

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
Women Beware Women

Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

The Changeling

John Webster

The White Devil
The Duchess of Malfi

Philip Massinger

A New Way to Pay Old Debts

John Ford

'Tis Pity She's a Whore


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