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A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 7 is an excellent compilation of lesser-known plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. These plays offer readers a glimpse into the vibrant and diverse theatrical landscape of early modern England.

The editors of this volume have done a commendable job of selecting plays that showcase the range of genres and themes that were popular during this time. From comedies to tragedies, these plays cover a wide spectrum of human experiences and emotions.

One of the highlights of this collection is the inclusion of detailed footnotes and annotations, which provide valuable context and historical background for each play. This helps readers better understand the language, cultural references, and social customs of the period.

Overall, A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 7 is a valuable resource for scholars, students, and anyone interested in exploring the rich literary heritage of early modern English drama. This volume is a must-have for anyone looking to delve deeper into the world of Shakespeare's contemporaries and predecessors.

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Fourth Edition

Originally published by Robert Dodsley in the Year 1744.

Now first chronologically arranged, revised and enlarged with the Notes of all the Commentators, and new Notes.



Tancred And Gismunda The Wounds Of Civil War Mucedorus The Two Angry Women Of Abington Look About You


The Tragedie of Tancred and Gismund. Compiled by the Gentlemen of the Inner Temple, and by them presented before her Maiestie. Newly reuiued and polished according to the decorum of these daies. By R.W. London, Printed by Thomas Scarlet, and are to be solde by R. Robinson, 1591, 4to.

[Some copies are dated 1592; but there was only a single edition. Of the original text, as written in 1568, there is no printed copy; but MSS. of it are in MS. Lansdowne 786, and Hargrave MS. 205, neither of which appears to present any evidence of identity with the copy mentioned by Isaac Reed below as then in private hands. Both these MSS. have now been collated with the text of 1591, and the conclusion must be, that Wilmot, though he unquestionably revived, did not do so much, as he might wish to have it inferred, in polishing the play. The production was formed on a classical model, and bears marks of resemblance in tone and style to the "Jocasta" of Euripides, as paraphrased by Gascoigne in 1566... Continue reading book >>

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