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Renaissance Drama : An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments

Renaissance Drama : An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1405119672

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Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2005
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Renaissance Drama : An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405119672

Arthur F. Kinney

ISBN13: 978-1405119672
ISBN10: 1405119675
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This pioneering collection of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama has now been updated to include more early material, plus Mary Sidney's The Tragedy of Antony, John Marston's The Malcontent and Ben Jonson's Masque of Queens.

  • Second edition of this pioneering collection of works of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama.
  • Covers the full sweep of dramatic performances, including State progresses and Court masques.
  • Contains material useful for courses on women playwrights or women in Renaissance drama, including Middleton's Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling.
  • Includes plays and pageants not anthologised elsewhere, such as the coronation entries of Elizabeth I and Queen Anne, and Thomas Heywood's 'A Woman Killed with Kindness'.
  • For the second edition more early material has been added, such as Noah and The Second Shepherd's Play.
  • The anthology now also includes Mary Sidney's The Tragedy of Antony, John Marston's The Malcontent and Ben Jonson's The Masque of Queens.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Brief Lives
Chronology
Maps

The Oxfordshire St. George Play
The Cycle Plays
The Murder of Abel (Mactatio Abel) (Towneley Cycle)
Noah (Chester Cycle)
The Second Shepherds' Play (Towneley Cycle)

JOHN HEYWOOD
A Merry Play Between the Pardoner and the Friar, the Curate and Neighbor Pratt

ANONYMOUS
The Noble Triumphant Coronation of Queen Anne, Wife unto the Most Noble King Henry the VIII

RICHARD MULCASTER
The Queen's Majesty's Passage

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
The Lady of May

THOMAS KYD
The Spanish Tragedy

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
The Tragical History of D. Faustus

ANONYMOUS
Arden of Faversham

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second

MARY SIDNEY, COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE
The Tragedy of Antony

THOMAS DEKKER
The Shoemakers' Holiday

JOHN MARSTON
The Malcontent

ANTHONY MUNDAY
The Triumphs of Re-United Britannia

THOMAS HEYWOOD
A Woman Killed with Kindness

FRANCIS BEAUMONT
The Knight of the Burning Pestle

BEN JONSON
The Masque of Queens

THOMAS MIDDLETON
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

JOHN WEBSTER
The Duchess of Malfi

BEN JONSON
Bartholomew Fair

ANONYMOUS
The Barriers

THOMAS MIDDLETON AND WILLIAM ROWLEY
The Changeling

JOHN FORD
'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Further Background Reading

Appendix: Cultural Documents
I: The Chester Plays
II: The Order of Corpus Christi Plays at Chester
III: The Late Banns for Performance, Chester
IV: Anne Boleyn's Entry into London
V: The History of a Most Horrible Murder Committed at Favershame in Kent
VI: On the Prohibition of Plays
VII: The Case Against Drama
VIII: Stage Plays and Interludes, with their wickedness
IX: The Life and Raigne of King Edward of Carnarvan
X: The infortunate marriage of a Gentleman, called Antonio Bologna, with the Duchess of Malfi, and the pitifull death of them both
XI: The Creation of Prince Charles
XII: John Chamberlain, Letter to Dudley Carleton, August 21, 1624
XIII: Exchequer Accounts, October 1, 1631--September 10, 1632
XIV: A Survey of the Chambers and Societies of the Inns of Court
XV: Women's Roles

Index of titles

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