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Introduction

John Drakakis

John Drakakis is Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling, UK. He is editor of Alternative Shakespeares, Shakespearean Tragedy, the Arden 3 edition of The Merchant of Venice, General Editor of Routledge's New Critical Idiom series, and joint editor and contributor to Gothic Shakespeares. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Macbeth: A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2013

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... on 27 August 1605. Muir is also sceptical about the relevance of the dating of echoes in Shakespeare’s text of plays such as John Marston’s The Wonder of Women, Or the Tragedy of Sophonisba (1606); indeed, he concludes from the evidence...

The Critical Backstory

Hamlet : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... about of brains’. This controversy seems to reference the Poetomachia, or Poets’ War, of the London theatres ( Bednarz 2001), which broke out around 1600 between Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, John Marston and Thomas Dekker....

The Dutch Courtesan

Written by

John Marston

and

David Crane

Edited by

David Crane

~playauthor~Written by~ John Marston , David Crane ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Crane

Methuen Drama, 1997

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (18), Female (7), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...The eponymous Dutch courtesan Franceschina, passionate and vengeful, is at the centre of Marston’s volatile morally complex play about irrepressible lust. The young gentleman Freevill has been intimately involved...

Eastward Ho!

Edited by

Michael Neill

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson , George Chapman , John Marston , Michael Neill ~playauthor~Edited by~ Michael Neill

Methuen Drama, 1995

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (23), Female (8), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, Eastward Ho! is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the ‘coterie’ city comedies written for boy players, Eastward Ho! gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously...