British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue

Volume VIII: 1624-1631

Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson

563pp. 9780198777717  Oxford, 2017  \18,260

 

The years covered in this volume saw the end of the careers of most of the great Jacobean dramatists, such as John Fletcher ,Thomas Dekker, and Thomas Middleton, and the emergence of a new generation of playwrights, including James Shirley, Richard Brome, and John Ford. The period also saw the heyday of theatre at the English Jesuit College in St Omers and the ascendancy of French masquing at the English court.

 


Forthcoming volumes

 

Volume IX: 1632-1636

 

Volume X: 1637-1642