Specimens of Pre-Shaksperean Drama (1897) (1st edition)

S$83.00

Specimens of Pre-Shaksperean Drama (1897) (1st edition)

S$83.00

Title: Specimens of the Pre-Shaksperean Drama (2 vols, complete)
Author: John Matthews Manly
Publisher: Ginn & Company, 1897. The Athenæum Press series. First and only edition.
Condition: Hardcover, green cloth. In good condition: some wear especially on spine, but well bound and clean.

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Description

An important and influential work on English theatre before Shakespeare, focusing on miracle-plays, plays of the sacrament, Easter plays etc.

Contents:

Volume 1. Dramatic tropes: I. Regularis concordia monachorum. II. Winchester troper — Easter dramatic office: St. John’s, Dublin — Fragments of vernacular liturgical plays — Part I. Norwich Whitsun plays: Creation and Fall — Towneley plays: Noah’s flood — Hegge plays: Noah and Lamech — Brome play: Abraham and Isaac — Towneley plays: Isaac. Jacob — Chester Whitsun plays: De Mose et Rege Balaak et Balaam propheta (processus prophetarum) — Hegge plays: The salutation and conception — Towneley plays: The second shepherds’ play (Secunda pastorum) — Coventry plays: The pageant of the shearmen and taylors (The nativity and the slaughter of the innocents) —

York corpus Christi plays: The resurrection — Chester Whitsun plays: Antichrist (Hengwrt version) — York corpus Christi plays: The Judgment Day — Part II. Digby plays: The conversion of St. Paul — The play of the sacrament — Part III. Robin Hood plays: Robin Hood and the knight. Robin Hood and the friar. Robin Hood and the potter — St. George plays: Oxfordshire play. Lutterworth Christmas play — The Revesby sword play — Part IV. Mankind — Mundus et infans — Hyck-scorner — Wyt and science / Jhon Redford — Nice Wanton — Part V. The foure PP / John Heywood — Part VI. Kynge Johan / John Bale

Volume 2. Part VII. Roiseter doister / Nicholas Udall — Gammer Gurons Nedle / Mr. S., Master of Arts — Part VIII. Cambises / Thomas Preston — Gorboduc; or, Ferrex and Porrex / Thomas Sackville and Thomas Norton — Campaspe / John Lyly — James the Fourth / Robert Greene — David and Bethsabe / George Peele — The Spanish tragedie / Thomas Kyd