- Paperback: 786 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 1 edition (May 1, 1969)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0075535696
- ISBN-13: 978-0075535690
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.9 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,985,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Drama of The English Renaissance 1st Edition
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The volume includes 'The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus' by Christopher Marlowe (c. 1592); 'The Shoemakers' Holiday: A Pleasant Comedy of the Gentle Craft' by Thomas Dekker (1599); 'Volpone; or the Fox' by Ben Johnson (1606); 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle' by Francis Beaumont (possibly co-writing with John Fletcher, 1605); 'The Masque of Blackness' by Ben Johnson (1605); 'Philaster; or, Love Lies a-Bleeding' by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (c. 1608); 'The Duchess of Malfi' by John Webster (c. 1613); 'The Changeling' by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley (1622); and 'The Broken Heart' by John Ford (c.1627.) Each text is accompanied by an astute critical essay, a brief description of the author(s) life, and a description of the various sources from which the text has been drawn.
Aside from Wine's concise yet truly informative comments, the great thing about this volume is that it gives a very broad overview of the lightening-charged brilliance of the English drama as it developed during this period. Readers interested in English drama will almost certainly recognize 'Dr. Faustus,' 'Volpone,' and 'The Duchess of Malfi'--but the lesser-known works are no less worthy of reading, with 'The Shoemakers' Holiday' a particular personal favorite.Read more ›