The Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker by Thomas DekkerThe Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker by Thomas Dekker

The Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker

byThomas Dekker, George DekkerEditorFredson Bowers

Paperback | March 19, 2009

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Originally published in 1953, this was the first edition of Dekker's plays to appear in print since the late nineteenth century. Thus, for many years prior, Dekker had been the least accessible of the prominent Elizabethan dramatists, with the result that his anthologized plays had received undue attention at the expense of other highly readable works of the second rank. Professor Fredson Bowers here presents a critical old-spelling text of the ordinarily accepted canon, together with a few works not collected previously but which seem to merit inclusion in an edition of Dekker's plays. The text of the complete plays is in four volumes and a complementary four-volume set contains detailed introductions and notes to all the plays. In a general textual introduction Professor Bowers sets forth a reasoned account of his editorial method and procedures for a critical edition according to bibliographical principles.

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Dekker was a popular, prolific writer who had a hand in at least 40 plays, which he wrote for Philip Henslowe, the theatrical entrepreneur. In the plays that seem to be completely by Dekker, he shows himself as a realist of London life, but even his most realistic plays have a strong undertone of romantic themes and aspirations. The Sh...
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Title:The Dramatic Works of Thomas DekkerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.1 inPublished:March 19, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521102944

ISBN - 13:9780521102940

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Sir Thomas More: Dekker's Addition; The Shoemakers' Holiday; Old Fortunatus; Patient Grissil (with Chettle and Haughton); Satiromastix; Sir Thomas Wyatt (with John Webster).