Originally published in 1994, this work offers a critical commentary on James Shirley's 1634 play, 'The Opportunity', including chapters on the critical reception, 'The Opportunity as a Social Comedy' and the history of the editions, including the 1640 quarto.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Date and Stage History. 2. The Play. 2a. Critical Reception. 2b. El Castigo del Penséque and The Opportunity: Shirley's Adaptation of a Source. 2c. The Opportunity as a Social Comedy. 3. The 1640 Quarto. 4. History of Editions. 5. Editorial Practice. Appendix A: Press Variations in the 1640 Quarto. Appendix B: Alterations of Lineation. Appendix C: A Summary of the Plot of El Castigo del Penséque.
Mary J. Mekemson- editor.