English Drama before Shakespeare

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582493759
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Pages: 291
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Series List
Editors' Preface
Introduction 1
1 Historical Continuity and Development: The Scope of Drama, 1350-1590 2
2 Dramatic Practice, 1350-1590 13
Pt. I The Medieval Drama 23
3 Worship, Instruction and Entertainment: Liturgical Drama 25
4 Texts of Mystery Plays and Moralities 35
5 Staging 47
6 Dramatic Values 63
Pt. II Humanism, Renaissance and Reformation 89
7 Education and Polemic: Classical Comedy and Tragedy 91
8 Individual Dramatists up to 1555 109
9 Interludes 135
10 Other Dramatic Forms 163
Pt. III Professional Theatre 179
11 Theatres and Companies: The Context of the Professional Stage - James Burbage and John Lyly 181
12 Kyd and Marlowe 201
13 Greene, Peele and Some Popular Plays, 1580-95 223
14 Epilogue 249
Chronology 253
General Bibliographies 265
Individual Authors 271
Anonymous Plays 281
Index 283
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