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Hallmarks. By Reg Mitchell
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Shakespeare's elder daughter, Susanna, married John Hall, the town's physician. They had a daughter, Elizabeth. But the marriage was threatened when a young troublemaker put it about that Susanna had... More > an affair with the local haberdasher, Rafe Smith, and had contracted a sexually transmitted desease. In this remarkable insight, playwright Reg Mitchell explores their private relationship in their own words.< Less
Hallmarks. By Reg Mitchell
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Shakespeare's elder daughter, Susanna, married John Hall, the town's physician. They had a daughter, Elizabeth. But the marriage was threatened when a young troublemaker put it about that Susanna had... More > an affair with the local haberdasher, Rafe Smith, and had contracted a sexually transmitted desease. In this remarkable insight, playwright Reg Mitchell explores their private relationship in their own words.< Less
A Mery Play Betwene Johan Johan, the Husbande, Tyb, his Wyf, and Syr Jhan, the Preest By John Heywood
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A short play for three actors -- two men, one woman -- that requires very little scenery, is all too easily understood by audiences everywhere, and provides limitless opportunity for bawdy... More > improvisation. This play has sex, violence, anticlericalism, good food values, and an Early Modern English text that's easier to understand than the King James Bible. It's an unbeatable piece of period bawdry -- the veriest filth, if you want to play it that way, though it cleans up well -- that takes half an hour to perform, can be adapted to all circumstances, and is vast fun for actors and audience alike.< Less
A Mery Play Betwene Johan Johan, the Husbande, Tyb, his Wyf, and Syr Jhan, the Preest By John Heywood
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A short play for three actors -- two men, one woman -- that requires very little scenery, is all too easily understood by audiences everywhere, and provides limitless opportunity for bawdy... More > improvisation. This play has sex, violence, anticlericalism, good food values, and an Early Modern English text that's easier to understand than the King James Bible. It's an unbeatable piece of period bawdry -- the veriest filth, if you want to play it that way, though it cleans up well -- that takes half an hour to perform, can be adapted to all circumstances, and is vast fun for actors and audience alike.< Less
Rhys By Emma Woodhouse
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A child loses her parents and is taken in by her reclusive Uncle. Her world already in tatters, she is left to roam the estate, unloved and unwanted, until the fateful day that her Uncle decideds he... More > wants her after all... Driven ever inwards, this is the tale of a young woman's journey from the innocence of childhood, through the ravages of abuse, love and insanity. These are the memoirs of Bethan Tudor 1890-1931< Less
Family Forest® Descendants of Thomas Boleyn By Bruce Harrison
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The Family Forest Descendants of Earl Sir Thomas Boleyn of England who married Lady Elizabeth Howard. Their daughter was Anne Boleyn who married Henry VIII. Showing the twenty generations of the... More > lineage of this British royal family. The eBook contains 671 pages in Adobe pdf format with a 104 page very detailed index. Another great use for this eBook is as a program guide when following the characters in the HBO drama "The Tudors".< Less
The Life & Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe By M. G. Scarsbrook, Christopher Marlowe
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Described by Tennyson as the 'Morning Star' of Elizabethan drama, Christopher Marlowe is considered one of the greatest playwrights in the English language. This book gathers together all the crucial... More > information needed for a study into the life of Marlowe, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive list of all Marlowe's personal associates, and a collection of all the key primary documents relating to Marlowe's dramatic life and death (e.g., The Privy Council Note To Cambridge Authorities, The Dutch Church Libel, The Baines Note, & much more). PLAYS INCLUDED: - Dido, Queen of Carthage - Tamburlaine The Great, Part One - Tamburlaine The Great, Part Two - The Jew Of Malta - Doctor Faustus (from the Quarto of 1604, and from the Quarto of 1616) - Edward the Second - The Massacre at Paris POETRY INCLUDED: - Hero and Leander - Ovid's Elegies (translation) - Lucan's Pharsalia (translation) - The Passionate Shepherd To His Love - Fragment - Dialogue In Verse< Less
Queen Elizabeth By Jacob Abbott
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Elizabeth I was queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bess", Elizabeth was... More > the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth's reign is known as the Elizabethan era, famous above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and for the seafaring prowess of English adventurers such as Francis Drake. Elizabeth is acknowledged as a charismatic performer and a dogged survivor, in an age when government was ramshackle and limited and when monarchs in neighbouring countries faced internal problems that jeopardised their thrones. Elizabeth set out to rule by good counsel, and she depended heavily on a group of trusted advisers led by William Cecil, Baron Burghley. In government Elizabeth was moderate and in religion she was relatively tolerant, avoiding systematic persecution.< Less
The Audition By Tax Fries
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In a contemporary London theatre, Elaine Benson (Foucault) has just finished casting for a new play - The Ghost of Sarah Stable - about the ghost of a young artist murdered by agents of a Tudor... More > government. It is evening, and the casting director is clearing up on stage after a long day when a confused young woman enters from the wing claiming to be an actor ...< Less
Quick Guide: Tamburlaine By College Guide World
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Tamburlaine the Great is a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian emperor, Timur "the lame". Written in 1587 or 1588, the play is a... More > milestone in Elizabethan public drama; it marks a turning away from the clumsy language and loose plotting of the earlier Tudor dramatists, and a new interest in fresh and vivid language, memorable action, and intellectual complexity. Along with Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, it may be considered the first popular success of London's public stage.< Less