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The Oxford Anthology of Tudor Drama

Edited by Greg Walker

April 2016

ISBN: 9780198728139

736 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £31.99

The first comprehensive anthology of English drama in the long Tudor century, The Oxford Anthology of Tudor Drama contains sixteen of the most important plays from the long Tudor century (1485-1603) newly edited in accessible modern spelling.

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The first comprehensive anthology of English drama in the long Tudor century, The Oxford Anthology of Tudor Drama contains sixteen of the most important plays from the long Tudor century (1485-1603) newly edited in accessible modern spelling.

  • A comprehensive anthology of Tudor Drama providing students, actors and readers with a view of the whole of the dramatic canon in the long 16th century
  • A useful sister volume to The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama
  • Spans the traditional divide between 'medieval' and 'Renaissance' drama
  • Sets Shakespeare's 'Tudor' work in the context of the traditions that informed his own writing and practice
  • Provides plays in full, without cuts or extracts
  • Gives modern spelling editions of all the plays, newly edited from original sources

About the Author(s)

Edited by Greg Walker, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh

Greg Walker is Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He was previously the Masson Professor of English at Edinburgh, and before that Professor of Early-Modern Literature and Culture and Director of the Medieval Research Centre at the University of Leicester. He has also taught at the Universities of Queensland and Buckingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the English Association and the Society of Antiquaries, former Chair of the Council for College and University English, a member of the Council of the AHRC, and the REF sub-panel for 2014. He has published widely on medieval and early-modern literature and drama. Most recently he published Reading Literature Historically: Drama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English with Elaine Treharne, and The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama with Thomas Betteridge.

Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Introduction
    Suggested Further Reading
    The York Pageant of The Fall of the Angels
    The Croxton Play of the Sacrament
    Henry Medwall, Fulgens and Lucrece
    Everyman
    John Heywood, The Play of the Weather
    W. Stephenson[?], Gammer Gurton's Needle
    Richard Edwards, Damon and Pytheas
    Nicholas Udall[?], Respublica
    Thomas Preston, Cambyses
    Jasper Heywood, Thyestes
    John Lyly, Endymion
    Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine
    Robert Wilson, The Three Ladies of London
    Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy
    William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus
    William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

Reviews

"One of the great achievements in editing this year ... the Anthology emphasizes the extraordinary variety of Tudor performance culture and challenges received evolutionary narratives that move from old-fashioned to modern or religious to secular ... will likely change the way we teach English Renaissance drama, too." - Kevin Curran, Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

"There is clearly something for every type of reader in ?e Oxford Anthology of Tudor Drama." - Jodi-Anne George, Modern Language Review