By Simon Barker

This anthology bargains an entire advent to Renaissance theatre in its ancient and political context, in addition to newly edited and punctiliously annotated texts of the next plays:
* The Spanish Tragedy (Thomas Kyd)
* Arden of Faversham (Anon.)
* Edward II (Christopher Marlowe)
* A girl Killed with Kindness (Thomas Heywood)
* The Tragedy of Mariam (Elizabeth Cary)
* The Masque of Blackness (Ben Jonson)
* The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Francis Beaumont)
* Epicoene, or the Silent Woman (Ben Jonson)
* The Roaring lady (Thomas Middleton & Thomas Dekker)
* The Changeling (Thomas Middleton & William Rowley)
* 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (John Ford).
Each play is prefaced by means of an introductory headnote discussing the thematic concentration of the play and its textual heritage, and is cross-referenced to different performs of the interval that relate thematically and generically.
An accompanying site incorporates a good selection of contextual files which complement the anthology: www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415187346

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