This anthology offers a full introduction to Renaissance theatre in its historical and political context, along with newly edited and thoroughly annotated texts of the following plays:* The Spanish Tragedy (Thomas Kyd)* Arden of Faversham (Anon.)* Edward II (Christopher Marlowe)* A Woman Killed with Kindness (Thomas Heywood)* The Tragedy of Mariam (Elizabeth Cary)* The Masque of Blackness (Ben Jonson)* The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Francis Beaumont)* Epicoene, or the Silent Woman (Ben Jonson)* The Roaring Girl (Thomas Middleton & Thomas Dekker)* The Changeling (Thomas Middleton & William Rowley)* 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (John Ford).Each play is prefaced by an introductory headnote discussing the thematic focus of the play and its textual history, and is cross-referenced to other plays of the period that relate thematically and generically.An accompanying website contains a wide selection of contextual documents which supplement the anthology:

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