One of the best known of Massinger's works which features the villainous character of Sir Giles Overreach, a usurer and extortioner. It was first performed in 1625.br>
New Mermaids are modernized, fully annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:
Modern spelling playtext
Textual notes recording substantive changes to the copytext and variant readings
Glossing notes elucidating obscure words and word play
Critical, contextual and staging notes . Photographs of productions where applicable
A full introduction which provides a critical account of the play, the staging conventions of the time and recent stage history.