Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 March 2014

396 Pages | 2 Illustrations, black & white, 2 Maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719072635

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Three Renaissance usury plays

The Three Ladies of London, Englishmen for My Money, The Hog Hath Lost His Pearl

Lloyd Edward Kermode

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays Companion Library MUP

  • Contains three noteworthy plays, The Three Ladies of London, Englishmen for My Money and The Hog Hath Lost His Pearl here published in modern-spelling editions for the first time
  • As one would expect from the RPCL series, the editing, the introduction, notes and collations, are all first rate, making it the 'go-to' edition for all researchers
  • The three plays in question all combine themes and attitudes that make them relevant for today's audiences - whether in the classroom or the theatre
  • Usury is a trade that is a staple facet of a lot of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and Kermode's extensive introduction recognises its importance
  • The many themes covered by these plays allow for the book's adoption in courses on such topics as early modern urban life, international relations, moral philosoph, and dramatic genre as well as usury

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