Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2012

150 Pages

ISBN: 9780719089312

Bookseller Code (06)


The Tide Tarrieth No Man

by George Wapull

Peter Happé

Published by Manchester University Press

The Malone Society MUP

  • A moste pleasant and merry commody, right pythie and full of delight is how Wapull introduces his comedy about venality
  • It has surprisingly contemporary echoes, as the wide range of characters in the play are either perpetrating or falling victim to monetary corruption
  • It is important as it is a transitional play, one where the certainties of the old Everyman dramatic structures begin to give way to a more recognisable drama
  • This is a beautiful facsimile copy, based on one of only five extant manuscripts

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