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Volpone

Volpone

Ben Jonson Published by New Mermaid

A play that has suffered many adaptations may be read here in its original form. A wealth of textual footnotes explain colloquialisms and period references. The text is preceded by the argument and prologue…

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Volpone & Bartholomew Fair & The Alchemist

Volpone & Bartholomew Fair & The Alchemist

Ben Jonson Published by Penguin
141441186

As Shakespeare’s nearest rival on the English stage, Ben Jonson has both gained and suffered. Productions of recent years have, as it were, rediscovered him as a comic dramatist of genius and a master…

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Volpone, the Fox

Volpone, the Fox

Large Mixed Cast

Michael Denison from Ben Jonson Published by Cyberpress

A riotous costume farce by Shakespeare’s contemporary Ben Jonson Childless and crafty Volpone pretends to be dying so that he can collect expensive gifts from greedy neighbors who hope to become his heir…

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What Happens in Hamlet

What Happens in Hamlet

John Dover Wilson Published by Used Copy

Professor Dover Wilson analyses the play very carefully; signifying each part of complex action and also deals with the background of Elizabethan beliefs Reprinted edition published 1967 by Cambridge University…

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Women Beware Women

Women Beware Women

Thomas Middleton Published by New Mermaid

This is one of the New Mermaid series which offers modern spelling & fully-annotated editions of important English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions…

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York Mystery Plays - A Selection in Modern Spelling

York Mystery Plays - A Selection in Modern Spelling

Richard Beadle & Pamela M King - eds Published by Oxford University Press
192837109

This volume is the only paperback to offer the main body of the plays which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle, offering 22 of the central pageants The York cycle is the oldest and best-known of…

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Young Chekhov - Platonov & Ivanov & The Seagull

Young Chekhov - Platonov & Ivanov & The Seagull

Large Mixed Cast

Anton Chekhov adapted David Hare Published by Faber & Faber
9780571313020

Anton Chekhov is one of the undisputed masters of world drama He is usually thought to hide himself behind his characters and stories, keeping his own personality well off-stage But when he was young he…

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