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Renaissance Drama - An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Viii

A Note On The Texts Ix

Preface To The Third Edition X

Introduction 1

Brief Lives 13

Chronology 22

Maps 31

Anonymous 33

The Noble Triumphant Coronation Of Queen Anne, Wife Unto The Most Noble King Henry The VIII

Richard Mulcaster 43

The Queen's Majesty's Passage

George Gascoigne 61

The Princely Pleasures At The Court At Kenilworth

Sir Philip Sidney 89

The Lady Of May

Thomas Kyd 99

The Spanish Tragedy

John Lyly 149


Anonymous 187

The Tragical History Of Thomas Of Woodstock

Christopher Marlowe 243

The Tragical History Of D. Faustus

Anonymous 277

Arden Of Faversham

Christopher Marlowe 321

The Troublesome Reign And Lamentable Death Of Edward The Second

George Peele 375

The Old Wives' Tale

Mary Sidney, Countess Of Pembroke 401

The Tragedy Of Antony

Thomas Dekker 441

The Shoemakers' Holiday

John Marston 485

The Malcontent

Anthony Munday 543

The Triumphs Of Re-United Britannia

Thomas Heywood 557

A Woman Killed With Kindness

Francis Beaumont 597

The Knight Of The Burning Pestle

Ben Jonson 647

Volpone Or The Fox

Ben Jonson 717

The Masque Of Queens

Ben Jonson 735

Epiocene, Or The Silent Woman

Thomas Middleton 815

A Chaste Maid In Cheapside

Elizabeth Cary 863

The Tragedy Of Mariam

John Webster 905

The Duchess Of Malfi

Anonymous 967

The Barriers

William Rowley, Thomas Deckker, And John Ford 977

The Witch Of Edmonton

Thomas Middleton And William Rowley 1033

The Changeling

John Ford 1081

'Tis Pity She's A Whore

Margaret Cavendish 1129

The Convent Of Pleasure: A Comedy

Index 1157

About the Author

ARTHUR F. KINNEY is Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History Emeritus in the University of Massachusetts and Founding Director of the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. He is the author and editor of a number of books and essays, including Renaissance Drama (editor, 2005), Shakespeare and Cognition (2006), Elizabethan and Jacobean England (2010), The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare (editor, 2012), and Renaissance Reflections, Selected Essays 1976-2014 (2014). He is the only recipient of both the Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Renaissance Society of America and the Jean Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sidney Society.DAVID A. KATZ is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross. His articles have been published in The Shakespearean International Yearbook, English Literary Renaissance, Studies in Philology, Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, The Sidney Journal, and other periodicals.

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