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The Museum Dramatists
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0174  Friday, 31 January 2003

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Jan 2003 08:57:43 -0800
Subject:        The Museum Dramatists

I did my second hand bookstore thing in San Francisco Wednesday and made
a discovery.  There was a series of older English plays published c.
1908, the date of the volume I purchased, called The Museum Dramatists,
named for the location of the publishing house near the British Museum.

The back of the book has an advertisement for their six published
titles, followed by this

>These will be followed by others selected from the following

Then gives the titles of 12 plays.

Does anyone know if more than the first six volumes were actually
published? If so, which plays made it into print in this series?

For those who want to know, the six volumes in the advertisement show a
liking for plays by, or attributed to, John Heywood, containing three of
his works. They complete list is

1) Gammer Gurton's Needle
2) Four P. P. & the Pardoner and the Friar (Heywood)
3) Everyman
4) John John, Tib, and Sir John, (Heywood) with Tom Tiler and His Wife
5) Ralph Roister Doister
6) Mankind

Thanks in advance,
Mike Jensen

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