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The Shoemaker'S Holiday : By Thomas Dekker - Robert Smallwood

The Shoemaker'S Holiday

By Thomas Dekker

By: Robert Smallwood (Editor), Stanley Wells (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th July 1999
ISBN: 9780719030994
Number Of Pages: 240

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Thomas Dekker's "The Shoemaker's Holiday" is one of the most popular of Elizabethan plays--entertaining, racy and vivid in its characterization. Revealing a vital portrait of Elizabethan London and the interaction of social classes within the city, its social commentary is on the whole optimistic, though darker tones are discernible. The play has had a lively history of performance on both the professional and amateur stage.

General Editors' Prefacep. vii
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
List of Illustrationsp. xii
Dekker's career: the play in its biographical contextp. 1
Date: the play in its historical and literary contextp. 8
The use of source materialp. 17
The playp. 26
The play on the stage
The original stagingp. 44
Later stage historyp. 47
The text
Early editionsp. 53
Later editionsp. 58
The present textp. 62
Act-and scene divisionsp. 63
The Shoemaker's Holidayp. 71
Dekker's use of The Gentle Craftp. 203
The play's titlep. 219
Index to the Commentaryp. 222
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ISBN: 9780719030994
ISBN-10: 0719030994
Series: Revels Plays
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 13.69  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Type: New edition

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