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Renaissance Drama Anthologies
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0519  Monday, 21 March 2005

[1]     From:   Jim Lake <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Mar 2005 09:05:21 -0600
        Subj:   RE: SHK 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies

[2]     From:   Michael B. Luskin <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Mar 2005 10:13:31 EST
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[3]     From:   Kris McDermott <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Mar 2005 10:26:41 -0500
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[4]     From:   Todd Pettigrew <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Mar 2005 12:57:09 -0400
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[5]     From:   Marina Tarlinskaya <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Mar 2005 09:08:43 -0800 (PST)
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[6]     From:   Kelly Rivers <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Mar 2005 16:24:52 -0500
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From:           Jim Lake <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Mar 2005 09:05:21 -0600
Subject: 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies

I'd vote for David Bevington's ENGLISH RENAISSANCE DRAMA, published by
Norton (2002).  It's comprehensive and has a fine introduction.

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From:           Michael B. Luskin <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Mar 2005 10:13:31 EST
Subject: 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies

Brooke and Paradise, English Drama, 1580-1642, might fill the bill.

Michael B. Luskin

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From:           Kris McDermott <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Mar 2005 10:26:41 -0500
Subject: 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies

No question, the Norton "English Renaissance Drama," ed. Bevington et
al.  It has four Marlowes, four Jonsons and five Middletons (if you
count collaborations and The Revenger's Tragedy, which they label as
"Middleton(?)").  It's only drawback is priciness ($72.45 on Amazon, and
I imagine college bookstores will slap their own markup on that) and, of
course, the anthological onionskin they use for paper.

Kris McDermott
Central Michigan University

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From:           Todd Pettigrew <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Mar 2005 12:57:09 -0400
Subject: 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies

As many will likely point out, one good candidate is English Renaissance
Drama: A Norton Anthology edited by David Bevington et al. I use it in
my Renaissance Drama courses and it has worked well. It includes
twenty-seven plays so you will have plenty of choice, and it covers the
authors you mention very well. There are four plays by Marlowe and,
though one can hardly complain, I find it maddening that only Part 1 of
Tamburlaine is included and not Part 2. For my part I would trade almost
any other play in the collection for that second part.

Also included are four plays by Jonson. Middleton is actually
represented five times though twice with collaborators (with Dekker for
The Roaring Girl and with Rowley for The Changeling) and once with a
question mark (The Revenger's Tragedy).

One feature I almost like is the inclusion of maps at the back of the
book, which is a good idea, but the maps that are actually there are
rather meagre.

Todd Pettigrew
Cape Breton University

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From:           Marina Tarlinskaya <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Mar 2005 09:08:43 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies

I am fond of "Elizabethan and Stuart Plays," ed. by Charles Baskervill,
Virgil Heltzel and Arthur Nethercot, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New
York...London, only it is out of print, so it is for YOU, not for the
students.

Regards--
M. Tarlinskaya

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From:           Kelly Rivers <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Mar 2005 16:24:52 -0500
Subject: 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0506 Renaissance Drama Anthologies

Jack-

When I took a Renaissance drama course a few years ago, my prof used a
two volume set that worked very well.  It's published by Prentice Hall
and edited by Fraser and Rabkin.

Hope that helps!
K.

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