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Medieval and Tudor Drama : Twenty-Four Plays - 87 edition

Medieval and Tudor Drama : Twenty-Four Plays (ISBN10: 0936839848; ISBN13: 9780936839844)
ISBN13: 978-0936839844
ISBN10: 0936839848

Summary: The rich tapestry of medieval belief, morality and manners shines through this comprehensive anthology of the twenty-four major plays that bridge the dramatic worlds of medieval and Tudor England. Here are the plays that paved the way to the Renaissance and Shakespeare. In John Gassner's extensively annotated collection, the plays regain their timeless appeal and display their truly international character and influence. Medieval and Tudor Drama remains the indispens
able chronicle of a dramatic heritage-the classical plays of Hrotsvitha, folk and ritual drama, the passion play, the great morality play Everyman, the Interlude, Tudor comedies Ralph Roister Doister and Gammer Gurton's Needle, and the most famous of Tudor tragedies, Gorboduc. The texts have been modernized for today's readers and those composed in Latin have been translated into English.
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Summary: The rich tapestry of medieval belief, morality and manners shines through this comprehensive anthology of the twenty-four major plays that bridge the dramatic worlds of medieval and Tudor England. Here are the plays that paved the way to the Renaissance and Shakespeare. In John Gassner's extensively annotated collection, the plays regain their timeless appeal and display their truly international character and influence. Medieval and Tudor Drama remains the indispensable chronicle of a dramatic heritage-the classical plays of Hrotsvitha, folk and ritual drama, the passion play, the great morality play Everyman, the Interlude, Tudor comedies Ralph Roister Doister and Gammer Gurton's Needle, and the most famous of Tudor tragedies, Gorboduc. The texts have been modernized for today's readers and those composed in Latin have been translated into English. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 87
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Applause Theatre Books
Year Published: 1987
International: No

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