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Theatre Appreciation: England (1450-1550)

England (1450-1550)

English Tudor theatre

Links to the full text of scripts for Renaissance English 1450-1550  play scripts:

Books in Owens Library with Renaissance English play scripts:

Links to free internet Renaissance English play scripts:

Representative Plays & Play Writers
 

Nicholas Udall

  • December, 1504-December, 1556
  • Nationality:  British; English 
  • Genre(s):  Comedies (Plays); Translations; Elizabethan drama; Essays; Morality plays; Religious drama; Poetic drama 
  • Biographical and Critical Essay
  • Respublica
  • Ralph Roister Doister
  • Writings by the Author
  • Further Readings about the Author click here


John Bale

  • November 21, 1495-1563
  • Nationality:  British; English 
  • Genre(s):  Autobiographies; Fables; Religious works; Historical drama; Poetry; Mystery plays (Religious drama); Morality plays; Bibliographies 
  • Biographical and Critical Essay
  • King John
  • A Comedy Concerning Three Laws
  • The Image of Both Churches
  • Illustrium Majoris Britanniae Scriptorum ... Summarium
  • The Vocation of John Bale to the Bishopric of Ossory in Ireland
  • Writings by the Author
  • Further Readings about the Author click here


John Skelton

  • Nationality:  British; English 
  • Genre(s):  Satires; Plays; Lyric poetry; Translations; Allegories; Satiric poetry; Political poetry 
  • Biographical and Critical Essay
  • The Bouge of Court
  • The Garland of Laurel
  • "Epitaphs of Two Knaves of Diss"
  • "Ware the Hawk"
  • "Philip Sparrow"
  • "Against Venemous Tongues"
  • Magnificence
  • "Speak, Parrot"
  • "Colin Clout"
  • "Why Come Ye Not to Court?"
  • The Tunning of Elinor Rumming
  • "A Replication Against Certain Young Scholars"
  • Writings by the Author
  • Further Readings about the Author click here

John Heywood

  • 1497-1580
  • Nationality:  British; English 
  • Genre(s):  Narratives; Comedies (Plays) ; Poetry; Epigrams; Songs; Translations; Allegories; Elizabethan drama 
  • Biographical and Critical Essay
  • A Dialogue Containing the Number in Effect of All the Proverbs in the English Tongue, Compact in a Matter Concerning Two Manner of Marriages
  • Two Hundred Epigrams upon Two Hundred Proverbs, with a Third Hundred Newly Added
  • The Spider and the Fly
  • Writings by the Author
  • Further Readings about the Author click here
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