Journals Higher Education

$23.00

Paperback

Published: 01 May 2009

232 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719080678


Bookseller Code (06)

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Thomas of Woodstock

Peter Corbin and Douglas Sedge

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • This full modern edition of a major manuscript play is now in paperback, closely associated with Shakespeare's Richard II, which dramatises the murder of Woodstock and the nobles' revolt against the King and his favourites
  • This edition, which thoroughly re-examines the text, situates the play within its historical and political context, relating it to the genre of chronicle drama to which it belongs
  • The manuscript is of particular interest in that it appears to have been used in the playhouse over a considerable period of time and contains what seems to be evidence of the theatre practice of the time
  • The marginalia, including 'false' entries, actors' names, instructions for omission, references to stage properties and cues for musical effects, etc., are documented in an Appendix and discussed in the Introduction
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