English Drama from Everyman to 1660: Performance and Print

English Drama from Everyman to 1660: Performance and Print

By Frederick Kiefer
2015 | 930 + xxiv pp. | 978-0-86698-494-2 | Hardcover 6 x 9 in
MRTS 447 | $110 | £89 |

This book provides theater professionals and scholars interested in the drama of Shakespeare’s era with essential information about the performance and printing history of English plays from Everyman —generally considered the first printed play in English — to the Restoration in 1660. Information about each play is presented in a single arranged alphabetically entry and includes the name of the play, author, date of first production (when known), acting company, and theater. In cases of multiple stagings, each is recorded. Where documentary evidence is lacking, an estimate of date and auspices is given along with a scholarly source. Information about staging is followed by an account of all the printed editions. This comprehensive study also provides numerous details unique to each play including specific theatrical effects, printed format, illustrations, and more.