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The Plays

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence

  • Date Published: December 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107561502

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  • This first complete edition of Lawrence's plays contains eight full-length plays and two fragments. Six of the plays, written between 1909 and 1913, are arguably among Lawrence's finest early work. Yet Lawrence never saw a play of his own on the stage. Only two were performed in his lifetime, and only three published. Since then, the plays have existed only in faulty or incomplete texts; this edition, drawn from Lawrence's manuscripts, makes it possible for the first time to read and to stage Lawrence's plays as he wrote them.

    • The first complete edition of Lawrence's plays
    • An edition based on original manuscripts and typescripts, making it possible for the first time to read and to stage Lawrence's plays as he wrote them
    • A major addition to acclaimed Cambridge edition of Lawrence's works
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The edition provides complete texts of the plays based on careful scrutiny of the extant manuscripts and typescripts... The Introduction offers a wealth of interesting material... The new Cambridge edition of The Plays provides a model for scholarly publishing. It provides authoritative texts and everything else that the student of Lawrence's drama could require for a study of the plays." Nora Stovel, The Book Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107561502
    • length: 952 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 54 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 10 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Conventions adopted for the printing of texts
    A Collier's Friday Night
    The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd
    The Merry-go-Round
    The Married Man
    The Fight for Barbara
    The Daughter-in-Law
    Preface to Touch and Go
    Touch and Go
    Appendix 1. Edward Garnett's introduction to A Collier's Friday Night
    Appendix 2. Edwin Björkman's introduction to The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd
    Appendix 3. Altitude
    Appendix 4. Noah's Flood
    Appendix 5. The original ending to David
    The music for David
    The German texts of David
    Explanatory notes
    Glossary of dialect, regional, slang and archaic words
    Textual apparatus and silent emendations
    Line-end hyphenation
    A note on pounds, shillings and pence.

  • Author

    D. H. Lawrence


    Hans-Wilhelm Schwarze, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany

    John Worthen, University of Nottingham

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