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George Bagshawe Harrison (1894–1991) was a renowned scholar and critic who produced many books on Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. In this volume, originally published in 1924, Harrison provides a concise introduction to the development of Elizabethan drama. The text contains information on key figures and their contributions, together with analysis in a broader cultural context. Observations are reinforced by abundant quotation from plays, together with carefully selected illustrative material. This is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in dramatic criticism and the Elizabethan period.
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- Date Published: January 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107612167
- length: 154 pages
- dimensions: 203 x 127 x 9 mm
- weight: 0.18kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: the university wits
1. Thomas Kyd and The Spanish Tragedy
2. Christopher Marlowe 1564–93
3. Robert Greene 1558–92
4. William Shakespeare: apprenticeship
5. Ben Jonson 1572–1637
6. Tricks of the trade
7. Shakespeare: the tragic period 1601–7
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