Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2008

135 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719072468

Bookseller Code (06)


Loves Metamorphosis

John Lyly

Leah Scragg

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • The only fully annotated modern-spelling edition of the play, the edition is prefaced by an extensive introduction locating the play in its cultural context and exhibiting its relevance to contemporary critical concerns
  • Of particular interest to gender criticism, given its early date, in the surprisingly sympathetic treatment of a group of female characters who challenge patriarchal assumptions
  • An important play for the history of the sixteenth-century juvenile acting troupes
  • Widely regarded as the most elegantly structured composition of a writer increasingly recognized as one of the most significant figures in the sixteenth-century cultural landscape