Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 November 2010

240 Pages | 1 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719080364

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Mother Bombie

John Lyly

edited by Leah Scragg

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Only fully annotated, modern spelling edition of the play to have been published for over thirty years, and brings to completion the Revels Plays project to publish Lyly's complete dramatic works
  • Newly edited from the early editions and is unique in being based upon a collation of all the surviving copies of the quartos
  • The play is of interest to a wide range of scholars from theatre historians (particularly those interested in the sixteenth-century boy companies), to students of Lyly, and literary critics concerned with the representation of marginalized groups
  • Occupies a distinct position in the Lylian canon in that it is the only one of the dramatist's works to be structured upon a Roman New Comedy model

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