The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama

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A. R. Braunmuller, Michael Hattaway
Cambridge University Press, Sep 25, 2003 - Drama - 463 pages
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This second edition of the Companion offers students up-to-date factual and interpretative material about the principal theatres, playwrights and plays of the most important period of English drama, from 1580 1642. There are chapters on theatres, dramaturgy, the social, cultural and political conditions of the drama, on private and occasional drama, political plays, heroic plays, burlesque, comedy, tragedy, and drama produced during the reign of Charles I.All the essays have been revised and their references updated and the substantial biographical and bibliographical section has been expanded.

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Stephen Orgel is the J. E. Reynolds Professor in Humanities at Stanford University. His books include "The Authentic Shakespeare," "Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England," and "The Illusion of Power," In addition to his Shakespeare editions, he has edited works of Ben Jonson, Marlowe, and Milton.
A. R. Braunmuller is professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, where he teaches courses on English and European drama from 1500 to the present. He has written critical volumes on George Peele and George Chapman and has edited "King John" and "Macbeth,

Michael Hattaway was educated in New Zealand and at Cambridge. He has taught at the Universities of Kent, British Columbia, Massachusetts, and Sheffield. He is the author of Elizabethan Popular Theatre (1982) and Hamlet: The Critics Debate (1987) and is the editor of A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture (2000); with A. R. Braunmuller, of The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama (1990), and, with Derek Roper and Boika Sokolova, of Shakespeare in the New Europe (1994). For the New Mermaids he has edited Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle, for the New Cambridge Shakespeare 1-3 Henry VI and As You Like It, and for the Revels Series Jonson's The New Inn.

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