The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare

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THE CHIEF
ELIZABETHAN DRAMATISTS
EXCLUDING SHAKESPEARE

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BY

LYLY, PEELE, GREENE, MARLOWE, KYD, CHAPMAN, JONSON DEKKER, MARSTON, HEYWOOD, BEAUMONT, FLETCHER WEBSTER, MIDDLETON, MASSINGER, FORD, SHIRLEY

EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL QUARTOS AND FOLIOS
WITH NOTES, BIOGRAPHIES, AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES

BY

WILLIAM ALLAN NEILSON, PH. D.
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
The Riverside Press Cambridge

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents *
  • Endymion - The Man in the Moon 1
  • Act I 1
  • Scene I 1
  • Scene II 2
  • Scene III 3
  • Scene IV 4
  • Act II 5
  • Scene I 5
  • Scene II 6
  • Scene III 7
  • Act III 8
  • Scene I 8
  • Scene II 9
  • Scene III 9
  • Scene IV 11
  • Act IV 13
  • Scene I 13
  • Scene II 14
  • Scene III 15
  • Act V 17
  • Scene I 17
  • Scene II 19
  • Scene III 20
  • The Epilogue 23
  • The Old Wives Tale 24
  • The Honourable History of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay 35
  • [scene I.] 35
  • [scene Ii.] 37
  • [scene Iii.] 38
  • [scene Iv.] 39
  • [scene V.] 40
  • [scene Vi.] 41
  • [scene Vii.] 43
  • [scene Viii.] 45
  • [scene Ix.] 46
  • [scene X.] 49
  • [scene Xi.] 50
  • [scene Xii.] 52
  • [scene Xiii.] 53
  • [scene Xiv.] 54
  • [scene Xv.] 55
  • Tamburlaine the Great 57
  • The Prologue 57
  • Act I 57
  • Scene I 57
  • Scene II 59
  • Act II 61
  • Scene I 61
  • Scene II 62
  • Scene III 63
  • [scene Iv.] 63
  • [scene V.] 64
  • Scene VI 65
  • [scene Vii.] 65
  • Act III 66
  • Scene I 66
  • Scene II 67
  • Scene III 68
  • Act IV 70
  • Scene I 70
  • Scene II 71
  • Scene III 72
  • Scene IV 73
  • Act V 74
  • Scene I 74
  • Scene II 75
  • The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus 80
  • [scene I.] 80
  • [scene Ii.] 82
  • [scene Iii.] 82
  • [scene Iv.] 84
  • [scene V.] 84
  • [scene Vi. 86
  • [scene Vii.] 88
  • [scene Viii.] 90
  • [scene Ix.] 90
  • [scene X.] 91
  • [scene Xi.] 92
  • [scene Xii.] 93
  • [scene Xiii.] 93
  • [scene Xiv.] 94
  • The Jew of Malta 96
  • The Prologue 96
  • [act I] 97
  • [scene I.] 97
  • [scene Ii.] 98
  • Act II 102
  • [scene I.] 102
  • [scene Ii.] 103
  • [scene Iii.] 104
  • Act III 108
  • [scene I.] 108
  • [scene Ii.] 108
  • [scene Iii.] 109
  • [scene Iv.] 110
  • [scene V.] 111
  • [scene Vi.] 111
  • Act IV 112
  • [scene I.] 112
  • [scene Ii.] 113
  • [scene Iii.] 113
  • [scene Iv.] 114
  • [scene V.] 115
  • [scene Vi.] 116
  • Act V 117
  • [scene I.] 117
  • [scene Ii.] 118
  • [scene Iii] 118
  • [scene Iv.] 119
  • [scene V.] 120
  • [scene Vi.] 120
  • The Troublesome Reign and Lament Able Death of Edward the Second 122
  • [act I.] 122
  • [scene I.] 122
  • A [scene Ii.] 124
  • [scene Iii.] 125
  • [scene Iv.] 125
  • [act Ii] 130
  • [scene I.] 130
  • [scene Ii.] 131
  • [scene Iii.] 134
  • [scene Iv.] 134
  • [scene V.] 135
  • [act Iii] 136
  • [scene I.] 136
  • [scene Iii.] 139
  • [scene Iv.] 139
  • [act Iv] 140
  • [scene I.] 140
  • [scene Ii.] 140
  • [scene Iii.] 141
  • [scene Iv.] 142
  • [scene V.] 142
  • [scene Vi.] 143
  • [act V] 144
  • [scene I.] 144
  • [scene Ii.] 146
  • [scene Iii.] 147
  • [scene Iv.] 148
  • [scene V.] 149
  • [scene Vi.] 151
  • The Spanish Tragedy or Hieronimo is Mad Again 4
  • Act I 4
  • Scene I: Induction 153
  • [scene Ii.] 154
  • [scene Iii.] 156
  • [scene Iv.] 157
  • Act II 159
  • [scene I.] 159
  • [scene Ii.] 160
  • [scene Iii.] 161
  • [scene Iv.] 161
  • Act III 15
  • Scene I 164
  • [scene Ii.] 165
  • [scene Iii.] 166
  • [scene Iv.] 167
  • [scene V.] 168
  • [scene Vi] 168
  • [scene Vii.] 169
  • [scene Viii.] 170
  • [scene Ix.] 170
  • [scene X.] 170
  • [scene Xi.] 171
  • [scene Xii.] 172
  • [scene Xii.] 173
  • [scene Xiii.] 175
  • [scene Xiv.] 176
  • Act V 178
  • [scene I.] 178
  • [scene Ii.] 180
  • [scene Iii.] 181
  • [scene Iv.] 181
  • Bussy D'Ambois 36
  • Prologue 185
  • Act I 185
  • [scene I.] 185
  • [scene Ii.] 188
  • Act II 190
  • Scene I 190
  • [scene Ii.] 192
  • Act III 195
  • Scene I 195
  • [scene Ii.] 197
  • Act IV 202
  • Scene I 202
  • [scene Ii.] 205
  • Act V 207
  • Scene I 207
  • [scene Ii.] 209
  • [scene Iii.] 210
  • [scene Iv.] 211
  • Epilogue 213
  • Every Man in His Humour 65
  • Prologue 214
  • Act I 214
  • Scene I 214
  • Scene II 215
  • Scene III 217
  • Scene IV 218
  • Scene V 219
  • Act II 221
  • Scene I 221
  • Scene II 222
  • Scene III 222
  • Scene IV 223
  • Scene V 224
  • Act III 77
  • Scene I 226
  • Scene II 227
  • Scene III 228
  • Scene IV 230
  • Scene V 230
  • Scene VI 232
  • Scene VII 233
  • Act IV 233
  • Scene I 233
  • Scene II 234
  • Scene III 235
  • Scene IV 236
  • Scene V 236
  • Scene VI 236
  • Scene VII 237
  • Scene VIII 239
  • Scene IX 240
  • Scene X 241
  • Scene XI 242
  • Act V 243
  • Scene I 243
  • Scene II 244
  • Scene III 244
  • Scene IV 245
  • Scene V 245
  • Sejanus, His Fall 247
  • Act I 100
  • Scene I 249
  • [scene Ii.] 252
  • Act II 255
  • [scene I.] 255
  • [scene Ii.] 257
  • [scene Iii.] 259
  • [scene Iv.] 260
  • Act III 261
  • [scene I.] 261
  • [scene Ii.] 266
  • [scene Iii.] 267
  • Act IV 268
  • [scene I.] 268
  • [scene Ii.] 269
  • [scene Iii.] 269
  • [scene Iv.] 271
  • [scene V.] 271
  • Act V 274
  • [scene 1.] 274
  • [scene Ii.] 275
  • [scene Iii.] 275
  • [scene Iv.] 276
  • [scene V.] 277
  • [scene Vl.] 278
  • [scene Vii.] 279
  • [scene Viii.] 279
  • [scene Ix] 280
  • [scene X.] 280
  • Volpone; Or, the Fox i
  • Prologue 285
  • Act I 286
  • Scene I 286
  • Scene II 287
  • Scene III 288
  • Scene IV 289
  • Scene V 291
  • Act II 293
  • Scene I 293
  • Scene II 294
  • Scene III 297
  • Scene IV 298
  • Scene V 298
  • Scene VI 299
  • [scene Vii.] 300
  • Act III 300
  • Scene I 300
  • Scene II 301
  • Scene III 301
  • Scene IV 302
  • Scene V 303
  • Scene VI 304
  • Scene VII 304
  • [scene Viii.] 307
  • [scene Ix.] 307
  • Act IV 308
  • Scene I 308
  • Scene II 309
  • Scene III 310
  • Scene IV 311
  • Scene V 311
  • Scene VI 313
  • Act V 314
  • Scene I 314
  • Scene II 315
  • Scene III 316
  • Scene IV 318
  • Scene V 319
  • Scene VI 319
  • Scene VII 320
  • Scene VIII 320
  • Scene IX 320
  • Scene X 321
  • Scene XI 321
  • Scene XII 322
  • The Alchemist 325
  • Prologue 326
  • Act I 326
  • Scene I 326
  • Scene II 329
  • Scene III 331
  • Scene IV 333
  • Act II 333
  • Scene I 333
  • Scene II 334
  • Scene III 335
  • Scene IV 339
  • Scene V 340
  • Scene VI 341
  • Act III 342
  • Scene I 342
  • Scene II 343
  • Scene III 344
  • Scene IV 346
  • Scene V 347
  • Act IV 349
  • Scene I 349
  • Scene II 351
  • Scene III 352
  • Scene IV 353
  • Scene V 355
  • Scene VI 356
  • Scene VII 357
  • Act V 359
  • Scene I.5 359
  • Scene II 360
  • Scene III 361
  • Scene IV 362
  • Scene V 364
  • The Shoemakers' Holiday 73
  • The Prologue 367
  • Act I 367
  • Scene I 367
  • Act II 370
  • Scene I 370
  • Scene II 371
  • Scene III 371
  • Scene IV 372
  • Scene V 373
  • Act III 374
  • Scene I 374
  • Scene II 375
  • Scene III 376
  • Scene IV 377
  • Scene V 379
  • Act IV 380
  • Scene I 380
  • Scene II 382
  • Scene III 382
  • Scene IV 383
  • Scene V 384
  • Act V 386
  • Scene I 386
  • Scene II 386
  • Scene III 389
  • Scene IV 389
  • Scene V 390
  • The Honest Whore 99
  • Part I 99
  • Act I 99
  • Scene I 393
  • [scene Ii.] 395
  • [scene Iii.] 396
  • [scene Iv.] 397
  • [scene V.] 398
  • [act Ii] 401
  • [scene I.] 401
  • [act Iii] 406
  • Scene [i.] 406
  • Scene [ii]. 409
  • Scene [iii]. 410
  • [act Iv] 411
  • Scene [i]. 411
  • Scene [ii]. 413
  • [scene Iii.] 414
  • Scene [iv]. 416
  • [act V] 417
  • [scene I.] 417
  • [scene Ii.] 419
  • Part II 131
  • Act I 131
  • Scene I 425
  • Scene II 427
  • [scene Iii.] 429
  • [act I.] 431
  • Scene I 431
  • [scene Ii.] 434
  • Act III 435
  • [scene I.] 435
  • [scene Ii.] 438
  • [scene Iii.] 440
  • [act Iv] 441
  • [scene I.] 441
  • [scene Ii.] 446
  • [scene Iii.] 447
  • [act V] 449
  • [scene I.] 449
  • [scene Ii.] 450
  • The Malcontent 456
  • Act I 17
  • Scene I 458
  • Scene II 458
  • Scene III 459
  • Scene IV 461
  • Scene V 462
  • Scene VI 462
  • Scene VII 463
  • [scene Viii.] 464
  • Act II 465
  • Scenr I. 465
  • Scene II 465
  • Scene III 465
  • Scene IV 466
  • Scene V 467
  • Act III 469
  • Scene I 469
  • Scene II 470
  • Scene III 471
  • Scene IV 472
  • Scene V 473
  • Act IV 473
  • Scene I 473
  • Scene II 474
  • Scene III 474
  • Scene IV 476
  • Scene V 476
  • Act V 478
  • [scene I]. 478
  • Scene I 478
  • Scene II 479
  • Scene III 480
  • [scece Iv.] 481
  • Scene V 482
  • Epilogus 484
  • A Woman Killed with Kindness 44
  • Prologue 485
  • [act I] 485
  • [scene I.] 485
  • [scene Ii.] 487
  • [scene Iii.] 487
  • [act Ii] 489
  • [scene I.] 489
  • [scene Ii.] 490
  • [scene Iii.] 491
  • [act Iii] 52
  • [scene I] 493
  • [scene Ii.] 494
  • [scene Iii.] 496
  • [act Iv] 497
  • [scene I.] 497
  • [scene Ii.] 499
  • [scene Iv.] 500
  • [scene V.] 501
  • [act V] 61
  • [act V] 502
  • [scene Ii.] 502
  • [scene Ii.] 504
  • [scene Iii.] 504
  • [scene Iv.] 506
  • [scene V.] 506
  • The Epilogue 508
  • The Knight of the Burning Pestle 68
  • Prologue 509
  • Act I 70
  • Scene I 511
  • [scene Ii.] 512
  • [scene Iii.] 513
  • [scene Iv.] 514
  • Act II 516
  • Scene I 516
  • [scene Ii.] 517
  • [scene Iii.] 518
  • [scene Iv.] 518
  • [scene V.] 519
  • [scene I.] 520
  • [scene Vii.] 521
  • [scene Viii.] 521
  • Act III 522
  • Scene I 523
  • [scene Ii.] 524
  • [scene Iii.] 526
  • [scene Iv.] 526
  • [scene V.] 528
  • Act IV 529
  • Scene I 529
  • [scene Ii.] 530
  • Scene III 531
  • [scene Iv.] 532
  • [scene V.] 533
  • Act V 534
  • Scene I 534
  • [scene Ii.] 535
  • [scene Iii.] 536
  • Epilogus. 538
  • Philaster or Love Lies A-Bleeding 98
  • Act I 98
  • Scene I 539
  • [scene Ii.] 543
  • Act II 545
  • Scene I 545
  • [scene Ii.] 545
  • [scene Iii.] 547
  • [scene Iv.] 548
  • Act III 550
  • Scene I 550
  • [scene Ii.] 553
  • Act IV 555
  • Scene I 555
  • [scene Ii.] 556
  • [scene Iii.] 557
  • [scene Iv.] 559
  • Act V 561
  • Scene I 561
  • [scene Ii.] 561
  • [scene Iii.] 561
  • [scene Iv.] 563
  • [scene V.] 565
  • The Maid's Tragedy 127
  • Act I 127
  • Scene I 568
  • [scene Ii.] 570
  • Act II 573
  • [scence I.] 573
  • [scene Ii.] 577
  • Act III 578
  • [scene I.] 578
  • [scene Ii.] 581
  • Act IV 585
  • [scene I.] 585
  • [scene Ii.] 588
  • Act V 592
  • [scene I.] 592
  • [scene Ii.] 593
  • [scene, Iii.] 594
  • The Faithful Shepherdess 10
  • Act I 10
  • Scene I 598
  • [scene Ii.] 599
  • [scene Iii.] 602
  • Act II 604
  • Scene I 604
  • [scene Iii.] 604
  • [scene Iii.] 606
  • Scene IV 607
  • Act III 608
  • Scene I 608
  • Act IV 613
  • Scene I 613
  • [scene Iii.] 613
  • [scene Iii.] 615
  • [scene Iv.] 615
  • [scene V.] 617
  • Act V 618
  • Scene I 618
  • [scene Ii] 619
  • [scene Iii.] 620
  • [scene Iv.] 621
  • [scene V.] 621
  • The Wild-Goose Chase 37
  • Act I 37
  • Scene I 625
  • Scene II 627
  • Scene Iii.4 628
  • Act II 631
  • Scene I 631
  • Scene II 634
  • Scene III 636
  • Act III 638
  • Scene I 638
  • Act III 644
  • Scene I 644
  • Scene II 646
  • Scene III 648
  • Act V 650
  • Scene I 650
  • Scene II 650
  • Scene II 651
  • Scene III 652
  • Scene IV 653
  • Scene V 654
  • Scene VI 654
  • The Duchess of Malfi 68
  • Act I 68
  • Scene I 656
  • Scene II 657
  • [scene Iii.] 659
  • Act II 662
  • Scene I 662
  • Scene II 664
  • Scene III 665
  • Scene IV 666
  • Secne V. 667
  • Act III 668
  • Scene I 668
  • Scene II 669
  • Scene III 673
  • Scene IV 674
  • Scene V 674
  • Act IV 676
  • Scene I 676
  • [scene Ii.] 678
  • Act V 682
  • Scene I 682
  • [scene Ii.] 683
  • Scene III 686
  • Scene IV 687
  • Scene V 688
  • A Trick to Catch the Old One 102
  • [act I 102
  • Scene I.] 690
  • [scene Ii.] 692
  • [scene Iii.] 692
  • [scene Iv.] 693
  • Act II 694
  • [scene I.] 694
  • Act III 111
  • [scene I.] 699
  • [scene Ii.] 701
  • [scene Iii.] 702
  • [scene Iv.] 703
  • Act IV 704
  • [scene I.] 704
  • [scene Ii.] 705
  • [scene Iii.] 706
  • [scene Iv.] 707
  • [scene V.] 710
  • Act V 712
  • [scene I.] 712
  • [scene Ii.] 712
  • The Changeling 127
  • Act I 127
  • Scene I 715
  • [scene, Ii.] 718
  • Act II 720
  • [scene 1.] 720
  • [scene Ii.] 722
  • Act III 724
  • [scene I.] 724
  • [scene Ii.] 724
  • [scene Iii.] 724
  • [scene Iv.] 727
  • Act IV 729
  • [scene I.] 729
  • [scene Ii.] 731
  • [scene Iii.] 733
  • Act V 735
  • [scene I.] 735
  • [scene Ii.] 737
  • [scene Iii.] 738
  • Epilogue 740
  • A New Way to Pay Old Debts 1
  • Act I 1
  • Scene I 741
  • Scene II 743
  • Scene III 745
  • Act II 747
  • Scene II 748
  • Scene III 751
  • Act III 752
  • Scene I 752
  • Scene II 753
  • Scene III 757
  • Act IV 19
  • Scene I 759
  • Scene II 761
  • Scene III 763
  • Act V 765
  • Scene I 765
  • The Epilogue 769
  • The Broken Heart 30
  • Prologue 770
  • Act I 770
  • Scene I 770
  • Scene II 772
  • Scene III 773
  • Act II 775
  • Scene I 775
  • Enter Ii. 777
  • Scene III 779
  • Act III 781
  • Scene I 781
  • [scene Ii.] 782
  • [scene Iii.] 784
  • [scene Iv.] 785
  • [scene V.] 786
  • Act IV 787
  • Scene I 787
  • [scene Ii.] 789
  • [scene Iii.] 792
  • Scene [iv]. 794
  • Act V 55
  • Scene I 795
  • Scene II 795
  • Scene III 797
  • The Epilogue 799
  • He Lady of Pleasure 60
  • Act I 60
  • [scene I.] 800
  • [scene Ii.] 804
  • Act II 806
  • Scene I 806
  • [scene Ii.] 808
  • Act III 811
  • [scene I.] 811
  • [scene Ii.] 814
  • Act IV 818
  • [scene I.] 818
  • [scene Ii.] 819
  • [scene Iii.] 821
  • Act V 823
  • [scene I.] 823
  • The Cardinal 90
  • The Prologue 830
  • Act I 830
  • [scene I.] 830
  • [scene Ii.] 831
  • Act II 834
  • [scene I.] 834
  • [scene Ii.] 836
  • [scene Iii.]1 836
  • Act III 838
  • [scene I.] 838
  • [scene Ii.] 839
  • Act IV 842
  • [scene I.] 842
  • [scene Ii.] 843
  • [scene Iii.] 846
  • Act V 847
  • [scene I.] 847
  • [scene Ii.] 848
  • [scene Iii.] 850
  • Epilogue 853
  • Additional Notes on the Plays 855
  • Bibliographies 861
  • Biographical Sketches 869
  • Index of Characters 875
  • Index of Songs 879
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