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Three Renaissance usury plays

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

Edited by Lloyd Kermode

Three Renaissance usury plays
Paperback

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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7263-5
  • Pages: 392
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £17.99
  • Published Date: March 2014
  • BIC Category: Theatre studies, Literary studies: general, Literature, LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Literature & literary studies / Literary companions, book reviews & guides
  • Series: Revels Plays Companion Library

Description

This book provides for the first time modern-spelling, fully annotated editions of three important Elizabethan and Jacobean 'usury plays' - The Three Ladies of London, Englishmen for My Money, and The Hog Hath Lost His Pearl. The edition includes an extensive scholarly introduction to the attitudes toward money-lending in early modern England, and to the authors, texts and historical contexts of these dramas.

The plays included in this edition also represent examples of 'city plays' and 'alien plays', thus making them widely relevant to scholars and teachers in many areas of early modern studies. They are also gaining new appreciation in their own right.

As befits a volume in the RPCL series, the edition is academically advanced to cater for specialised scholars. However, the introduction, editing and annotation remain accessible for undergraduates and theatregoers.

Contents

General Introduction
Introductions to the Plays
1. The present texts
2. Textual Issues: Character Names, Foreign Language, Speech Assignment
Part I: Robert Wilson, THE THREE LADIES OF LONDON
3. The Actors' Names
4. Text and Notes
5. Collation
Part II: William Haughton, ENGLISHMEN FOR MY MONEY
6. The Actors' Names
7. Text and Notes
8. Collation
Part III: Robert Tailor, THE HOG HATH LOST HIS PEARL
9. The Actors' Names
10. Text and Notes
11. Collation
Index

Editor

Lloyd Edward Kermode is Professor of English at California State University, Long Beach. He is the co-editor of Tudor Drama Before Shakespeare (Palgrave) and Alien Stages

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