Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 6   By: (1703-1764)

Book cover

This collection of Old English plays curated by Robert Dodsley is a fascinating glimpse into the theatrical world of centuries past. The plays included in this volume offer a diverse range of themes, from love and betrayal to politics and morality. Each play is accompanied by detailed notes and introductions, providing valuable context for modern readers.

One of the standout features of this collection is the inclusion of lesser-known works alongside more famous plays. This allows readers to discover hidden gems and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the evolution of English drama. The language may be archaic at times, but the stories are timeless and have a universal appeal.

Overall, A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 6 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in theater history or literature. Robert Dodsley's careful curation and insightful commentary make this volume a must-have for scholars and enthusiasts alike.

First Page:

A SELECT COLLECTION OF OLD ENGLISH PLAYS, VOL. VI

Originally published by Robert Dodsley in the Year 1744.

FOURTH EDITION, NOW FIRST CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED, REVISED AND ENLARGED WITH THE NOTES OF ALL THE COMMENTATORS, AND NEW NOTES

BY

W. CAREW HAZLITT.

1874 1876

CONTENTS

The Conflict of Conscience The rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune The three Ladies of London The three Ladies and three Lords of London A Knack to know a Knave

FIVE PLAYS.

[These five dramas were originally edited for the Roxburghe Club in 1851 by Mr J. Payne Collier, and are now incorporated with the present Collection precisely as they stand in the Roxburghe Club volume, with Mr Collier's kind permission, his general introduction included. The only difference is that the notes, instead of occurring at the end of each Play, are placed at the foot of the page.]

[MR COLLIER'S GENERAL INTRODUCTION.]

Four of the five ensuing Plays belong to a peculiar class of our early dramatic performances never yet especially noticed, nor sufficiently illustrated.

Many specimens have of late years been printed, and reprinted, of Miracle plays, of Moral plays, and of productions written in the most matured period of our dramatic literature; but little or nothing has been done to afford information respecting a species of stage representation which constitutes a link between Moral plays on the one hand, and Tragedy and Comedy on the other, as Tragedy and Comedy existed at the period when Shakespeare and his contemporaries were writers for various theatres in the metropolis... Continue reading book >>


Book sections



eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books