Medieval Drama

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Product Details

Price
$117.54
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Publish Date
Pages
656
Dimensions
6.77 X 9.69 X 1.27 inches | 2.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780631217275

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About the Author

Greg Walker is Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include John Skelton and the Politics of the 1520s (1998), Plays of Persuasion: Drama and Politics at the Court of Henry VIII (1991), Persuasive Fictions: Factions, Faith and Political Culture in the Reign of Henry VIII (1996), and The Politics of Performance in Early-Renaissance Drama (1998).

Reviews

"Walker offers a thoroughly researched and well-chosen selection of key primary texts and some unusual plays. He also provides short but comprehensive introductions that will be easily accessible to beginning students." Choice

"A marvellous collection of dramatic texts from the late fourteenth century to the beginnings of the Renaissance in the British Isles.
In this remarkably comprehensive collection we have the entire texts of the key plays of the period, including some less usual works.
A few period illustrations, maps and a street plan help set the scene. The whole exemplary apparatus is worn lightly, all helping to encourage reading and acting. Glossaries of terms and notes sit unobtrusively at the foot of the page, immediately available to help the reader.
He [Walker] specifically arranges his anthology to allow, and encourage, the plays to speak for themselves: wide-ranging selection, concise informative introduction to each work, notes and glossaries.
In a single volume a whole range of rich literature is made accessible to the modern reader in what must be just about the star volume in an anyway excellent series. This book will be essential in any undergraduate or senior school collection of English literature, or of drama, and will enhance may other collections besides". Reference Reviews