The Faber Pocket Guide to Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

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ISBN 9780571214891 Format Paperback
Published 16/03/2006 Length 288 pages

About Book

From Ben Jonson's The Alchemist to the anonymous A Yorkshire Tragedy, from Thomas Dekker's The Shoemakers' Holiday to John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, this essential guide provides clear and lively information on 34 great Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Each chapter includes information on the play's source, the story, the author, the historical context and the world of the play, as well as a section on the playwright's craft and the play's performance history. This book is for anyone wishing to understand this fascinating and fertile period in British drama, and will be invaluable for students of Shakespeare seeking a fuller understanding of the exciting theatrical times in which he wrote.
  • Edited By: Simon Trussler

    Simon Trussler is co-editor of New Theatre Quarterly and the author or editor of numerous books on drama and theatre, including The Faber Pocket Guide to Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, Shakespearean Concepts (1989), the award-winning Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre (1993) and Will's Will (2007). He was editor of the RSC Yearbook from 1978 to1985, edited and introduced fourteen volumes in the 'SwanTheatre Plays' series (Methuen, 1986-89), and is typo graphical consultant for the 'Shakespeare Folios' series, in which eighteen titles have so far appeared. He was formerly Reader in Drama in the University of London and Senior Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, where he is now Professor Emeritus..

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