Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas: A Selection of Plays Illustrating the History of the English Drama from Its Origin down to Shakespeare

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CHIEF PRE-SHAKESPEAREAN
DRAMAS
A SELECTION OF PLAYS ILLUSTRATING THE
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH DRAMA FROM
ITS ORIGIN DOWN TO SHAKESPEARE

BY
JOSEPH QUINCY ADAMS

SUPERVISOR OF RESEARCH, FOLGER SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, WASHINGTON, D.C.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge

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Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas: A Selection of Plays Illustrating the History of the English Drama from Its Origin down to Shakespeare
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas 1
  • II - Liturgical Plays Dealing with the Story of Christ 7
  • III - Liturgical Plays Dealing with Miscellaneous Biblical Stories, and with the Legends of the Saints 49
  • IV - The Introduction of the Vernacular 71
  • V - The Craft Cycles 79
  • Christ's Ministry 167
  • [scene Ii.] 168
  • [scene Iii.] 170
  • [scene Iv.] 171
  • [scene V.] 172
  • VI - Non-Cycle Plays 205
  • Duk Moraud 207
  • [scene Ii.] 208
  • [scene Iii.] 208
  • [scene Iv.] 208
  • [scene V.] 209
  • [scene Vi.] 209
  • [scene Vii.] 210
  • [scene Viii.] 210
  • [scene Ix.] 211
  • The Conversion of St. Paul 212
  • [epilogue.] 215
  • [prologue.] 215
  • [epilogue.) 219
  • [prologue.] 219
  • [epilogue.] 224
  • VII - Moralities 263
  • VIII - Folk Plays 343
  • Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham 345
  • [scene Ii.] 345
  • [scene Iii.] 345
  • Robin Hood and the Friar 347
  • [scene Ii.] 347
  • Epilogue. 352
  • IX - Farces 365
  • X - School Plays 421
  • The Prologue 424
  • The Prologue 470
  • XI - Inns of Court Plays 501
  • XII - The Court Drama 569
  • The Prologue 572
  • The Prologue at the Black-Fryers 610
  • The Prologue at the Court 610
  • The Epilogue at the Blacke-Fryers 635
  • The Epilogue at the Court 635
  • XIII - Plays of the Professional Troupes 637
  • [prologue] 640
  • Epilogue 666
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