Early Tudor Drama: Medwall, the Rastells, Heywood, and the More Circle

Early Tudor Drama: Medwall, the Rastells, Heywood, and the More Circle

Early Tudor Drama: Medwall, the Rastells, Heywood, and the More Circle

Early Tudor Drama: Medwall, the Rastells, Heywood, and the More Circle

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It is more than thirty-six years since Professor Alfred W. Pollard wrote the original Preface to his English Miracle Plays, Moralities and Interludes, and it is three years since he published the seventh edition, revised, with a new section on the Interlude. In this new section he paid me the very high compliment of inserting a bibliography of contributions that I had published bearing upon it; but he did not quite tell the whole story. It was he himself who was responsible for their first publication.

I had had several interesting discussions with Sir Israel Gollancz on Early Tudor drama, and undertook, on his suggestion, to see what I could do towards determining the dating of Heywood's plays. This led me into a long series of quests at the Record Office, the British Museum and Somerset House; and when I had reduced my results to a presentable form, my friend, Dr. R. B. McKerrow, who had often listened patiently to my accounts of what I was doing, sent me with the typed script of John Heywood and His Friends and The Canon of John Heywood's Plays to Mr. Pollard, whom I then met in his room in the British Museum for the first time. Mr. Pollard got me to break up the book into four parts, and these appeared in The Library in July and September 1917 and January and April 1918. At the same time he invited me to . . .

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