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By Ian Lancashire

In 1800 entries this important reference paintings covers texts and documents of dramatic task for roughly four hundred websites in Britain from Roman instances to 1558. Grouped in sections - texts indexed chronologically; files of britain, Wales, Scotland, eire, and different, categorised by way of county, website, and date; and uncertain texts and files - the entries summarize the contents of every list and provides bibliographic info. Professor Lancashire offers a accomplished survey of just about all kinds of literary and ancient list, record, and paintings: civic, church, guild, monastic, and royal court docket mins and monetary debts; nationwide files - Chancery, Parliament, Privy Council, Exchequer; royal proclamations; wills; neighborhood courtroom rolls; jest-books, poems, prose treatises, sermons; archaeological is still, artifacts, illustrations. He brings jointly works in different commonly unrelated fields: Roman theatre in Britain; medieval drama as such, together with the Corpus Christi play and the ethical play; courtroom revels of the Tudors, and in their predecessors in England and Scotland; and eventually Latin and Greek drama as performed in Oxford and Cambridge faculties. An advent outlines the heritage of early drama in Britain. Appendixes contain indexes of approximately 335 cities or consumers with traveling gamers, entire with tough itineraries; approximately one hundred eighty playwrights; and approximately 320 enjoying locations and structures. There are illustrations, 4 maps, and a wide basic topic and identify index.

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