Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2011

160 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719072451

Bookseller Code (01)


The Woman in the Moon

By John Lyly

Leah Scragg

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • The only fully annotated, modern spelling edition of The Woman in the Moon currently available
  • The play is of particular interest to gender studies in that it deals with the construction of the female character
  • Both the presiding deity and the central figure are female and the play
  • The play is Lyly's last known work and is crucial to our understanding of his career
  • Published to coincide with the four-hundredth anniversary of the dramatist's death
  • The Woman in the Moon is the last of Lyly's plays and the only one of his works to be written primarily in verse
  • Newly edited from the first edition of 1597, this latest contribution to the prestigious Revels Plays series is the first fully annotated, modern-spelling edition of the play
  • The edition will be of particular interest to Lylian scholars, those interested in sixteenth-century constructions of gender, and to students of Renaissance drama

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