The Plays Parts 1 and 2

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This first complete edition of Lawrence's plays contains eight full-length plays and two fragments. Six of the plays, written between 1909 and 1913, are arguably among Lawrence's finest early work. Yet Lawrence never saw a play of his own on the stage. Only two were performed in his lifetime, and only three published. Since then, the plays have existed only in faulty or incomplete texts; this edition, drawn from Lawrence's manuscripts, makes it possible for the first time to read and to stage Lawrence's plays as ...
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Overview

This first complete edition of Lawrence's plays contains eight full-length plays and two fragments. Six of the plays, written between 1909 and 1913, are arguably among Lawrence's finest early work. Yet Lawrence never saw a play of his own on the stage. Only two were performed in his lifetime, and only three published. Since then, the plays have existed only in faulty or incomplete texts; this edition, drawn from Lawrence's manuscripts, makes it possible for the first time to read and to stage Lawrence's plays as he wrote them.
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"The edition provides complete texts of the plays based on careful scrutiny of the extant manuscripts and typescripts... The Introduction offers a wealth of interesting material... The new Cambridge edition of The Plays provides a model for scholarly publishing. It provides authoritative texts and everything else that the student of Lawrence's drama could require for a study of the plays." Nora Stovel, The Book Reviews
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Meet the Author

D. H. Lawrence
Pensive and insightful, D. H. Lawrence brought to his work a frankness that had been missing from early 20th-century fiction. Though novels such as Lady Chatterly's Lover, Sons and Lovers, and others incited controversy and censorship for their sexual content, Lawrence was not being prurient; he was simply trying to describe the world around him, in both his fiction and his many letters and essays.

Biography

Born in Nottinghamshire, England, D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) was the author of a remarkable array of novels, stories, poetry, literary criticism, and travel writing, including the novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, and Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      David Herbert Richard Lawrence. Called "Bert" by his family. Jessie Chambers and Lawrence H. Davison are pseudonyms.
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 11, 1885
    2. Place of Birth:
      Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      March 2, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Vence, France

Table of Contents

Chronology; Cue-titles; Introduction; Conventions adopted for the printing of texts; A Collier's Friday Night; The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd; The Merry-go-Round; The Married Man; The Fight for Barbara; The Daughter-in-Law; Preface to Touch and Go; Touch and Go; David; Appendix I. Edward Garnett's introduction to A Collier's Friday Night; Appendix II. Edwin Björkman's introduction to The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd; Appendix 3. Altitude; Appendix 4. Noah's Flood; Appendix 5. The original ending to David; The music for David; The German texts of David; Explanatory notes; Glossary of dialect, regional, slang and archaic words; Textual apparatus and silent emendations; Line-end hyphenation; A note on pounds, shillings and pence.
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