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Medieval and Tudor Drama: Twenty-Four Plays

Medieval and Tudor Drama: Twenty-Four Plays
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Edited by: John Gassner
Publisher: Applause
# of Pages: 457
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0936839848
ISBN-13: 9780936839844

About the Play:

The rich tapestry of medieval belief, morality, and manners, shines through this comprehensive anthology of the twenty-four major plays that bridge the dramatic worlds of medieval and Tudor England. Here are the plays that paved the way to the Renaissance and Shakespeare. In John Gassner's extensively annotated collection, the plays regain their timeless appeal and display their truly international character and influence.

Medieval and Tudor Drama remains the indispensable chronicle of a dramatic heritage – the classical plays of Hrotsvitha, folk and ritual drama, the passion play, the great mortality play Everyman, the Interlude, Tudor comedies Ralph Roister Doister and Gammer Gurton's Needle, and the most famous of Tudor tragedies, Gorboduc. John Gassner's introductions and notes tell a tale of excellence and evolution too easily forgotten. The texts have been modernized for today's readers and those composed in Latin have been translated into English.

What people say:

"John Gassner's comprehensive collection Medieval and Tudor Drama, like no other I know of, offers the most readable, useful introduction to the drama of the Middle Ages and Tudor periods." — Errol Hill, Dartmouth College

About the Playwright:

John Gassner (1903-1967) was the Sterling Professor of Playwriting and Dramatic Literature at Yale University. He was a drama critic, jurist for the Pulitzer Prize, and contributing editor to numerous publications and was the author or editor of many books on the theater.