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Brinda Charry

Brinda Charry is Assistant Professor of English at Keene State College in New Hampshire, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama : An Introduction with Primary Sources

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...Even as the Renaissance theatre appeared to be a modern phenomenon rooted in the life of the big city, the plays had their roots in older forms of entertainment. Mystery and morality plays based on religious and biblical themes constituted...

Language and Style

Brinda Charry

Brinda Charry is Assistant Professor of English at Keene State College in New Hampshire, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama : An Introduction with Primary Sources

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...One cannot but help be impressed by the sheer eloquence and the dazzling verbal display of Renaissance drama. The language informs, moves, conveys the plot and setting and complements physical action. Fictional characters exist...

Authors, Books and Readers

Brinda Charry

Brinda Charry is Assistant Professor of English at Keene State College in New Hampshire, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama : An Introduction with Primary Sources

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...Even before they were staged, Renaissance plays were manuscripts produced by authors associated with the playing companies. Indeed, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and some of their peers are not only icons of literary culture...

Mankind

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G.A. Lester

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G.A. Lester

~playauthor~Written by~ G.A. Lester ~playauthor~Edited by~ G.A. Lester

Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

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Roles: Total (7), Female (0), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The eponymous character of Mankind is a plain, honest farmer struggling against worldly and spiritual temptation in a morality play that is remarkable for its bawdy and energetic humour. The instructive sermon from the figure of Mercy which...

“Once more we sit in England's royal throne”

Dick Riley

Dick Riley's novels and plays include collaboration on the best-selling Black Sunday (with Thomas Harris), Rite of Expiation, and the drama Middleman Out. He lives in White Plains, New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Consuls, Cardinals, and Kings : A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum, 2008

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...The Henry VI trilogy, sometimes known as “the contention plays,” is about a half-century contest for power among the noble ranks of England. There are occasional conflicts over ideology or policy – how to prosecute the war in France...

“What subject can give sentence on his King?”

Dick Riley

Dick Riley's novels and plays include collaboration on the best-selling Black Sunday (with Thomas Harris), Rite of Expiation, and the drama Middleman Out. He lives in White Plains, New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Consuls, Cardinals, and Kings : A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum, 2008

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...The first of the English history plays, King John, was set about 1215 CE and is something of an outlier in the cycle. Richard II is the true beginning of Shakespeare’s connected stories of the rise and fall of a series of medieval English...

“Full of danger is the Duke of Gloucester”

Dick Riley

Dick Riley's novels and plays include collaboration on the best-selling Black Sunday (with Thomas Harris), Rite of Expiation, and the drama Middleman Out. He lives in White Plains, New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Consuls, Cardinals, and Kings : A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum, 2008

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...This is the last of the connected plays of Shakespeare’s history cycle, and in many ways it is a direct sequel to Henry VI, Part 3. The Henry VI plays dramatized the long period when he was king of England, although to say that he actually...

Politics and Society

Brinda Charry

Brinda Charry is Assistant Professor of English at Keene State College in New Hampshire, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama : An Introduction with Primary Sources

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...The Central Asian emperor Tamburlaine is the subject of the two-part play Tamburlaine the Great (first published 1590) by the English Renaissance author Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe dramatizes the military and political exploits...

Travel and Trade

Brinda Charry

Brinda Charry is Assistant Professor of English at Keene State College in New Hampshire, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama : An Introduction with Primary Sources

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...For Thomas Coryat, the adventurous Englishman who voyaged through much of Europe and Asia, travel was among ‘the sweetest and most delightful’ of pursuits. ‘For what can be more pleasant,’ he wrote, ‘than to see passing variety of beautiful...

“These fierce vanities”

Dick Riley

Dick Riley's novels and plays include collaboration on the best-selling Black Sunday (with Thomas Harris), Rite of Expiation, and the drama Middleman Out. He lives in White Plains, New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Consuls, Cardinals, and Kings : A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum, 2008

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...The preceding play, Richard III, ended with Richard’s defeat by Henry Tudor, who became King Henry VII. After having dramatized every reign for nearly a century, Shakespeare elected not to create a play about Henry VII’s rule. However...