British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue: Volume 2: 1567-1589

ISBN : 9780199265725

Martin Wiggins; Catherine Richardson
544 Pages
252 x 180 mm
Pub date
Sep 2012
British Drama 1533-1642:A Catalogue
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This is the second volume of a detailed play-by-play catalogue of drama written by English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish authors during the 110 years between the English Reformation to the English Revolution, covering every known play, extant and lost, including some which have never before been identified. It is based on a complete, systematic survey of the whole of this body of work, presented in chronological order. Each entry contains comprehensive information about a single play: its various titles, authorship, and date; a summary of its plot, list of its roles, and details of the human and geographical world in which the fictional action takes place; a list of its sources, narrative and verbal, and a summary of its formal characteristics; details of its staging requirements; and an account of its early stage and textual history. This volume covers the years when the London commercial theatres came into existence and the dominant mode of English drama changed from the morality play to the heroic tragedies of Christopher Marlowe and his contemporaries.


List of Entries
British Drama, 1567-1589
Index of Persons
Index of Places
Index of Plays

About the author: 

Martin Wiggins is Senior Scholar of The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. From 1987-1990 he held a Junior Research Fellowship at Keble College. He has also taught at the University of Reading, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London, and The Roehampton Institute. His research interests cover the full corpus of dramatic works written in the British Isles between the English Reformation and the English Revolution, including both commercial and literary plays, masques and entertainments, and drama in Latin, Greek, Cornish, and Welsh. In 2006, he won the Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman Prize for distinguished work on Christopher Marlowe. He also writes regularly for the Globe's magazine, Around the Globe, on issues in dramatic history. ; Catherine Richardson is Reader in Renaissance Studies at the University of Kent. Her research focuses on the relationship between texts and the material experience of daily life in early modern England, on- and offstage. Previous publications include Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy (Manchester University Press, 2006), Shakespeare and Material Culture (Oxford University Press, 2011), and she is editor of Clothing Culture 1350-1650 (Ashgate, 2004) and, with Tara Hamling, Everyday Objects: medieval and early modern material culture and its meanings (Ashgate, 2010).

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