This anthology offers a full introduction to Renaissance theatre in its historical and political context, along with newly edited and thoroughly annotated texts of the following plays:
* The Spanish Tragedy (Thomas Kyd)
* Arden of Faversham (Anon.)
* Edward II (Christopher Marlowe)
* A Woman Killed with Kindness (Thomas Heywood)
* The Tragedy of Mariam (Elizabeth Cary)
* The Masque of Blackness (Ben Jonson)
* The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Francis Beaumont)
* Epicoene, or the Silent Woman (Ben Jonson)
* The Roaring Girl (Thomas Middleton & Thomas Dekker)
* The Changeling (Thomas Middleton & William Rowley)
* 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (John Ford).
Each play is prefaced by an introductory headnote discussing the thematic focus of the play and its textual history, and is cross-referenced to other plays of the period that relate thematically and generically.
An accompanying website contains a wide selection of contextual documents which supplement the anthology: www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415187346
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Title: The Routledge Anthology of Renaissance Drama
Author: Simon Barker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Date Published: October 2002
Table of Contents:Acknowledgements. Guide to the Anthology. Introduction. Further Reading. Chronology of English Culture and Society 1558 to 1642. The Plays: Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy (1585); Anon., Arden of Faversham (1592); Christopher Marlowe, Edward II (1593); Thomas Heywood, A Woman Killed With Kindness (1603); Elizabeth Cary, The Tradegy of Mariam, The Fair Queen of Jewry (1604); Ben Jonson, The Masque of Blackness (1605); Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1607); Ben Jonson, Epicoene, or The Silent Woman (1609); Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, The Roaring Girl (1611); Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, The Changeling (1622); John Ford, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore (1633).
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