Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments

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Wiley, Jan 20, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 744 pages
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This pioneering collection of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama covers the full sweep of dramatic performances. Newly edited from manuscript and quarto, all the major playwrights are here as well as new dramatic scripts and plays published for the first time. No single period has been more complex and colourful than the Renaissance and this anthology shows the age recording itself in the most powerful body of dramatic works England has produced.

  • Offers a pioneering collection of eighteen works of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama, Elizabethan and Jacobean.
  • Covers the full sweep of dramatic performances, including State progresses and Court masques.
  • Provides an introduction that recalls the cultural history of the Shakespearean age in Early Modern England.

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Arthur F. Kinney is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Director of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies. He is Editor of the journal English Literary Renaissance and author or editor of numerous books, including Renaissance Drama: An Anthology (Blackwell Publishers, 1999).

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