British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue: Volume I: 1533-1566 (Hardcover)
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This is the first volume of a detailed play-by-play catalogue of drama written by English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish authors during the 110 years between the English Reformation and the English Revolution, covering every known play, extant and lost, including some of which have never before been identified. It is based on a new, complete, and systematic survey of the whole of this body of work, presented in chronological order. Each entry contains comprehensive information about a single play: its various titles, authorship, and date; a summary of the plot, a list of roles, and details of the human and geographical world in which the fictional action takes place; a list of sources, narrative and verbal, and a summary of the formal characteristics; details of the staging requirements; and an account of the early stage and textual history.
About the Author
Martin Wiggins is Senior Lecturer and Fellow, and Tutor for Research at The Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham. From 1987-1990 he held a Junior Research Fellowship at Keble College. He has also taught at the University of Reading, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London, and The Roehampton Institute. His research interests cover the full corpus of dramatic works written in the British Isles between the English Reformation and the English Revolution, including both commercial and literary plays, masques and entertainments, and drama in Latin, Greek, Cornish, and Welsh. In 2006, he won the Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman Prize for distinguished work on Christopher Marlowe. He also writes regularly for the Globe's magazine, Around the Globe, on issues in dramatic history. Catherine Richardson is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Kent. Her research focuses on focus on the relationship between texts and the material circumstances of their production and consumption, and in particular on early modern domestic life. Previous publications include Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England (Manchester University Press, 2006). She is also the editor of Clothing Culture 1350-1650 (Ashgate, 2004).