British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue : Volume II: 1567-1589, Hardback Book

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This is the second volume of a detailed play-by-play catalogue of drama written by English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish authors during the 110 years between the English Reformation to the English Revolution, covering every known play, extant and lost, including some which have never before been identified. It is based on a complete, systematic survey of the whole of this body of work, presented in chronological order. Each entry contains comprehensive informationabout a single play: its various titles, authorship, and date; a summary of its plot, list of its roles, and details of the human and geographical world in which the fictional action takes place; a list of its sources, narrative and verbal, and a summary of its formal characteristics; details of itsstaging requirements; and an account of its early stage and textual history.

This volume covers the years when the London commercial theatres came into existence and the dominant mode of English drama changed from the morality play to the heroic tragedies of Christopher Marlowe and his contemporaries.

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