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  • English Mystery Playsby Peter Happe; none

    Penguin Books Ltd 1975; Not Available

    Humour, pathos and suffering, and the culminating drama of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, give these plays a wonderful immediacy. Their action was conceived on a cosmic scale and all the enthusiasm and vitality of their writing is retained to this day. The energies of whole communities, notably at Chester, York and Wakefield, were devoted to their... more...

  • The Routledge Anthology of Renaissance Dramaby Simon Barker; Hilary Hinds

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    This anthology offers an introduction to Renaissance theatre in its historical and political contexts, along with newly edited texts of ten plays and a masque. more...

  • Subversionsby Erika Block; Gabriele Griffin; Julie Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 33.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Premodern Placesby David Wallace

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.95

    This book recovers places appearing in the mental mapping of medieval and Renaissance writers, from Chaucer to Aphra Behn. A highly original work, which recovers the places that figure powerfully in premodern imagining. Recreates places that appear in the works of Langland, Chaucer, Dante, Petrarch, Spenser, Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and many... more...

  • Restoration Comedyby David Womersley; Duncan Wu

    Wiley 2008; US$ 113.95

    The two plays presented in full in this volume – Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World – illustrate the evolution of Restoration comedy between 1675 and 1700. Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World . Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved between... more...

  • Four Restoration Libertine Playsby Deborah Payne Fisk

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    These four plays in the Oxford English Drama series capture the range of responses to the fashionable and daring libertine movement in the second half of the seventeenth century. A Fond Husband and Friendship in Fashion are lesser-known comic gems of the Restoration stage; The Man of Mode is Etherege's masterpiece, and The Libertine is Shadwell's... more...

  • English Literature and Ancient Languagesby Kenneth Haynes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99

    While the influence of Greek and Roman literature on British literature has been extensively surveyed, the role of those ancient languages themselves within modern British literature has only begun to be studied. This book is a study of the literary representation and dramatization of English in contact with Greek and Latin. - ;Literature in English... more...

  • The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stageby Lisa Hopkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Caesarian power was a crucial context in the Renaissance, as rulers in Europe, Russia and Turkey all sought to appropriate Caesarian imagery and authority, but it has been surprisingly little explored in scholarship. Analyzing plays by Shakespeare as well as other early modern dramatists, Lisa Hopkins explores the way in which the stories of the Caesars... more...

  • Renaissance Drama by Women: Texts and Documentsby S.P. Cerasano; Marion Wynne-Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    This unique volume of plays and documents demonstrates for the first time the wide range of theatrical activity in which women were involved during the Renaissance period. This is a true breakthrough for the study of women's literature. more...

  • Modern Antiquesby Barrett Kalter

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    Modern Antiques argues that the reinvention of the past was fundamental to the development of modernity in England during the long eighteenth century. Bringing together the fields of literary criticism, historiography, material culture studies, and book history, Kalter offers new interpretations of Dryden, Gray, and Walpole, showing how these... more...