Originally published in 1994, this work offers a critical commentary on James Shirley's 1634 play, 'The Opportunity', including chapters on the critical reception, 'The Opportunity as a Social Comedy' and the history of the editions, including the 1640 quarto.
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Mary J. Mekemson- editor.
Table of ContentsIntroduction. 1. Date and Stage History. 2. The Play. 2a. Critical Reception. 2b. El Castigo del Penséque and The Opportunity: Shirley's Adaptation of a Source. 2c. The Opportunity as a Social Comedy. 3. The 1640 Quarto. 4. History of Editions. 5. Editorial Practice. Appendix A: Press Variations in the 1640 Quarto. Appendix B: Alterations of Lineation. Appendix C: A Summary of the Plot of El Castigo del Penséque.