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The Routledge Anthology of Renaissance Drama

1st Edition

Edited by Simon Barker, Hilary Hinds


472 pages

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This anthology offers a full introduction to Renaissance theatre in its historical and political context, along with newly edited and thoroughly annotated texts of the following plays:

* The Spanish Tragedy (Thomas Kyd)

* Arden of Faversham (Anon.)

* Edward II (Christopher Marlowe)

* A Woman 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 Girl (Thomas Middleton & Thomas Dekker)

* The Changeling (Thomas Middleton & William Rowley)

* 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (John Ford).

Each play is prefaced by an introductory headnote discussing the thematic focus of the play and its textual history, and is cross-referenced to other plays of the period that relate thematically and generically.

An accompanying website contains a wide selection of contextual documents which supplement the anthology:


'This splendid anthology is the perfect economical textbook to shape an undergraduate module.' - Kevin de Ornellas, Queen's University Belfast

About the Editors

Simon Barker is Principal Lecturer in English at the University of Gloucestershire. His research and teaching interests lie in the cultural history of the Tudor and early-Stuart periods with an emphasis on drama.

Hilary Hinds is Lecturer in English at the University of Lancaster. Her research and teaching focus principally on seventeenth-century literature, in particular on women's writing from the radical sects.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh