Shakespeare's Theater: A Source Book

Shakespeare's Theater: A Source Book

Editor(s): Tanya Pollard

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405111935

Online ISBN: 9780470752975

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752975

About this Book

Shakespeare's Theater: A Sourcebook brings together in one volume the most significant Elizabethan and Jacobean texts on the morality of the theater.


  • A collection of the most significant Elizabethan and Jacobean texts on the morality of the theater.
  • Includes attacks on the stage by moralists, defences by actors and playwrights, letters by magistrates, mayors and aldermen of London, and extracts from legislation.
  • Demonstrates just how heated debates about the theater became in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
  • A general introduction and short prefaces to each piece situate the writers and debates in the literary, social, political and religious history of the time.
  • Brings together in one volume texts that would otherwise be hard to locate.
  • Student-friendly - uses modern spelling and includes vocabulary glosses and annotation.

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