During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, dramatists such as William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Ben Jonson, wrote plays that have remained popular and influential for more than four centuries. The authors in this volume analyze the development of Elizabethan drama and the themes found in plays such as Hamlet and Tamburlaine the Great.
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