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Five Pre-Shakespearean Comedies (Early Tudor Period)

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ISBN-10: 1406790559

ISBN-13: 9781406790559

Edition: N/A

Authors: Frederick S. Boas

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This volume of transitional comedies contains our first known secular play, Fulgens and Lucrece, by Henry Medwall John Heywood's merry farce, The Four PP Nicholas Udall's rollicking Ralph Roister Doister George Gascoigne's Supposes, the first English prose comedy and the hearty rustic play, Gammer Gurton's Needle.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Christopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury, England on February 6, 1564. He received a B.A. in 1584 and an M.A. in 1587 from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His original plans for a religious career were put aside when he decided to become a poet and playwright. His earliest work was translating Lucan and Ovid from Latin into English. He translated Vergil's Aeneid as a play. His plays included Tamburlaine the Great, Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and Dido, Queen of Carthage. His unfinished poem Hero and Leander was published in 1598. In 1589, he and a friend killed a man, but were acquitted on a plea of self-defense. His political views were unorthodox, and he was thought to be a government…