The twenty-eight essays of this collection, first published in 1962, are the work of distinguished British, Canadian, and American scholars. The essays range widely over the field of Elizabethan drama, concentrating attention on Shakespeare and Marlowe but not neglecting earlier dramatists such as Kyd and Greene or later ones such as Heywood and Massinger. Among the general topics treated are the staging of the interludes, intrigue in Elizabethan tragedy, and Jacobean stage pastoralism. This title will be of interest to students of English literature.
1. Hardin Craig Richard Hosley 2. The Contribution of the Interludes to Elizabethan Staging Richard Southern 3. Trissino’s ‘Art of Poetry’ Marvin T. Herrick 4. ‘The Spanish Tragedy’, or Babylon Revisited S. F. Johnson 5. Intrigue in Elizabethan Tragedy Alfred Harbage 6. Robert Greene as Dramatist Kenneth Muir 7. Marlowe’s ‘Dido’ and the Tradition Don Cameron Allen 8. Marlowe’s Humor Clifford Leech 9. Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’ and the Eldritch Tradition Muriel C. Bradbrook 10. Murlowe’s ‘Tragicke Glasse’ Irving Ribner 11. More Shakespeare Sonnet Groups Brents Stirling 12. Three Homilies in ‘The Comedy of Errors’ T. W. Baldwin 13. Pyramus and Thisbe Once More Madeleine Doran 14. ‘Henry V’ as Heroic Comedy Roy W. Battenhouse 15. Tudor Intelligence Tests: Malvolio and Real Life C. J. Sisson 16. Hamlet’s Defence of the Players William A. Ringler, Jr. 17. Hamlet’s Fifth Soliloquy Fredson Bowers 18. Greeks and Merrygreeks: A Background to ‘Timon of Athens’ and ‘Troilus and Cressida’ T. J. B. Spencer 19. Recognition in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ Northrop Frye 20. Repeated Situations in Shakespeare’s Plays Matthew W. Black 21. Stage Imagery in Shakespeare’s Plays Clifford Lyons 22. Engagement and Detachment in Shakespeare’s Plays Maynard Mack 23. Francis Bacon on the Drama Paul H. Kocher 24. ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’ and the Virtue of Anonymity Allardyce Nicoll 25. Italian ‘Favole boscarecce’ and Jacobean Stage Pastoralism John Leon Lievsay 26. Thomas Haywood’s Dramatic Art Arthur Brown 27. Massinger the Censor Philip Edwards 28. Lenten Performances in the Jacobean and Caroline Theatres G. E. Bentley 29. The Return of the Open Stage George F. Reynolds 30. A Bibliography of the Writings of Hardin Craig from 1940 to 1961 J. M. Braffett; Index
Reissuing 15 works originally published between 1934 and 1991, this diverse set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship devoted to Renaissance Drama. Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama provides an extensive study of performance history and criticism of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, as well as volumes dedicated to the playwrights Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare. These volumes present together a lively picture of the development of British theatre and will be of interest to students of literature, drama and performance.