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The Faber Pocket Guide to Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

Simon Trussler

The Faber Pocket Guide to Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, by Simon Trussler, is essential for anyone wishing to understand this fascinating and fertile period in British drama, and for students of Shakespeare seeking a fuller understanding of the exciting theatrical times in which he wrote.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571214891
Date Published
16.03.2006
Delivery
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Summary

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.

SimonTrussler

Simon Trussler was co-editor of New Theatre Quarterly and the author or editor of numerous books on drama and theatre, including Shakespearean Concepts (1989), the award-winning Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre (1993), The Faber Pocket Guide to Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama (2006) and Will’s Will (2007). He was editor of the RSC Yearbook from 1978 to 1985, edited and…

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