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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
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
Shakespeare's Complete Works: Comedies, Tragedies, Poetry, History Plays By William Shakespeare
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The first recorded works of Shakespeare are Richard III and the three parts of Henry VI, written in the early 1590s during a vogue for historical drama. Shakespeare's plays are difficult to date,... More > however, and studies of the texts suggest that Titus Andronicus, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew and The Two Gentlemen of Verona may also belong to Shakespeare’s earliest period. His first histories, which draw heavily on the 1587 edition of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, dramatise the destructive results of weak or corrupt rule and have been interpreted as a justification for the origins of the Tudor dynasty. The early plays were influenced by the works of other Elizabethan dramatists, especially Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe, by the traditions of medieval drama, and by the plays of Seneca. The Comedy of Errors was also based on classical models, but no source for The Taming of the Shrew has been found...< Less