Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 October 2004

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719069673

Bookseller Code (06)


The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Francis Beaumont

Sheldon P. Zitner

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • An accurate modern-spelling version of the text
  • Offers a full historical and critical Introduction and detailed commentary
  • Analyses the character of Beaumont's wit, and the nature of his critique of contemporary society and of society's stage image
  • Places the play in the contexts of Jacobean comedy and the work of children's theatrical troupes
  • Contains an appendix of the songs, and pays attention to the details of production, making it useful for actors and directors as well as scholars

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