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Renaissance Drama

An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments

Kinney, Arthur F. / Katz, David A. (Herausgeber)

Blackwell Anthologies


3. Auflage September 2022
1168 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-118-82397-2
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Experience the best and most noteworthy works of Renaissance drama

This Third Edition of Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments is the latest installment of a groundbreaking collection of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama. Covering not only the popular drama of the period, Renaissance Drama includes masques, Lord Mayor shows, royal performances, and the popular mystery plays of the time. The selections fairly represent the variety and quality of Renaissance drama and they include works of scholarly and literary interest.

Each work included in this edition comes with an insightful and illuminating introduction that places the piece in its historical and cultural context, with accompanying text explaining the significance of each piece and the ways in which it interacts with other works.

New to this edition are:
* The famous entertainment for Elizabeth at Kenilworth
* George Peele's remarkably inventive The Old Wives' Tale
* The oft-forgotten history of Thomas of Woodstock, predecessor to Shakespeare's Richard II
* John Lyly's Gallathea, a work which explores gender and love, written for the Children's Company at Saint Paul's
* Ben Johnson's Volpone and the controversial Epicoene

Perfect for scholars, teachers, and readers of the English Renaissance, Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments belongs on the bookshelves of anyone with even a passing interest in the drama of its time.

ARTHUR F. KINNEY is Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History Emeritus in the University of Massachusetts and Founding Director of the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. He is the author and editor of a number of books and essays, including Renaissance Drama (editor, 2005), Shakespeare and Cognition (2006), Elizabethan and Jacobean England (2010), The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare (editor, 2012), and Renaissance Reflections, Selected Essays 1976-2014 (2014). He is the only recipient of both the Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Renaissance Society of America and the Jean Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sidney Society.

DAVID A. KATZ is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross. His articles have been published in The Shakespearean International Yearbook, English Literary Renaissance, Studies in Philology, Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, The Sidney Journal, and other periodicals.

A. F. Kinney, University of Massachusetts