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The Devil's Charter (Globe Quartos)

The Devil's Charter (Globe Quartos)
Your Price: $23.95 CDN
Author: Barnabe Barnes edited by Sonia Ritter
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 129
Pub. Date: 1999
ISBN-10: 0878301003
ISBN-13: 9780878301003

About the Book:

Rare book, very limited quantities available

Shakespeare's Globe is proving to be one of the great success stories in the theatre world. As well as Shakespeare, its programme includes plays by many of his contemporaries. In fact, for every play by Shakespeare there are over ten surviving plays by other writers from the same era. A selection of these plays have been brought back into print as Globe Quartos. These non-Shakespearean plays of the English Renaissance are being rediscovered and revived with great success at Shakespeare's Globe both in full production and in staged readings.

In The Devil's Charter, "Our subject is of blood and tragedy, Murther, foul incest and hypocrisy." In the sensational history of Borgias, the English poet Barnabe Barnes (c. 1571—1609) found a theme tailor-made for the dark and lurid imaginings of the Jacobean stage. And then he spiced it up a little. This vigorous play was first performed by Shakespeare's company in 1607 and revived 390 years later in a semi-stage reading by Globe Education.

About the Author:

Sonia Ritter has been a painstaking copy-editor whose contribution to the Globe Quartos series is gratefully acknowledged.