Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1994 :: November ::
Re: Renaissance Drama Anthologies
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0891.  Saturday, 5 November 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Richard C. Jones III <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 04 Nov 1994 08:24:04 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0886 Anthology Request
 
(2)     From:   Fran Teague <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 04 Nov 94 09:34:05 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0886  Qs: Anthology Request
 
(3)     From:   Grant Moss <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 4 Nov 1994 15:14:29 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Renaissance Drama Anthologies
 
 
(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Richard C. Jones III <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 04 Nov 1994 08:24:04 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 5.0886 Anthology Request
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0886 Anthology Request
 
Tom Bishop asks for help with an anthology for an English Renaissance Drama
course.  Anthologies never seem to have exactly what is needed, but I have used
(for theatre history courses) Gassner & Green's *Elizabethan Drama*, still in
print (as far as I know) from Applause.  Two plays by Marlowe, one each from
Kyd, Greene, Jonson, Dekker, and Heywood, plus *Arden of Feversham*.  A good,
small, affordable, paperback.  Supplement it a little and it would be a good
place to start.  What it *isn't* is a whole course-load of reading unto itself
(as was the case for *Typical Elizabethan Plays*).
 
Rick Jones

 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
(2)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Fran Teague <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 04 Nov 94 09:34:05 EST
Subject: 5.0886  Qs: Anthology Request
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0886  Qs: Anthology Request
 
Re: the anthology request from Thomas Bishop.  Our bookstore tells me books are
out of print when it ain't necessarily so, as Sportin' Life says in _Porgy and
Bess_.  Obviously if you're teaching students who intend to go on, you want
them to invest in a very full anthology.  In a class that's a mixture of
graduate students from other departments, English students from various
specialties, and Renaissance students, I've had good luck ordering a small
anthology (like the M. L. Wine one) and supplementing with books on reserve,
inexpensive paperbacks, and so forth.  The Wine has nine plays and a masque in
it, minimal apparatus, and a relatively low price.
 
(3)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Grant Moss <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 4 Nov 1994 15:14:29 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Renaissance Drama Anthologies
 
Re Thomas Bishop's inquiry regarding Renaissance Drama Anthologies, there is a
two-volume set called "Drama of the English Renaissance," edited by Norman
Rabkin and Russell Fraser that might be helpful.  It's available in paperback
(Vol. 1 is Elizabethan, Vol. is Jacobean), and has a fairly good selection of
plays.  There is also a smaller volume, also called "Drama of the English
Renaissance," edited by M. L. Wine, but I think it might be more suited to
undergraduate classes.
 
Grant Moss
University of North Carolina
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.