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Lyly, John 1554?-1606

Works: 562 works in 2,062 publications in 5 languages and 28,089 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Bibliography  History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, wat, Contributor, Attributed name
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Most widely held works about John Lyly
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Most widely held works by John Lyly
Euphues: the anatomy of wit : Euphues & his England by John Lyly( Book )

79 editions published between 1868 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and his England, created a literary sensation in their own time and had a profound influence on Elizabethan prose. This modern spelling edition of the two works, the first for nearly a century, is designed to allow the twenty-first century reader access to this culturally significant text and to explore the fascination that it exerted." "Attuned to the needs of both students and specialists, the text is edited from the earliest complete witnesses, is richly annotated, and facilitates an understanding of Lyly's narrative technique by distinguishing typographically between narrative levels. Euphues' Latin poem in praise of Elizabeth I is translated for the first time, and discussed in an appendix." "Of primary importance for students of Renaissance prose, this edition complements the on-going publication of Lyly's dramatic works in The Revels Plays. The introduction includes a discussion of the relationship between the dramatic and non-dramatic work locating Lyly's plays in a wider context."--Jacket
Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Bombie. 1594 by John Lyly( Book )

60 editions published between 1594 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Mother Bombie" is unique among Lyly's comedies in its urban setting and focus upon middle and lower class concerns. The play turns on the tissue of misconceptions surrounding the efforts of four fathers to secure socially advantageous marriages for their heirs, and the determination of their young servants to exploit their masters' misguided aspirations for their own advantage. A theatrical success in its own day, the play is of particular interest to twenty-first century criticism for its focus upon those situated on the margins of the social group, notably Mother Bombie herself, thought by some to be a witch, and the two simpletons whose marital prospects lie at the heart of the action. The play is newly re-edited from the earliest witnesses, the quartos of 1594 and 1598, and incorporates the songs first published by Blount in his collected edition of Lyly's works in 1632 and is the first fully annotated, modern-spelling edition of the play to have appeared for over thirty years and its publication sees the completion of the works of John Lyly in The Revels Plays."--Publisher's website
Gallathea and Midas by John Lyly( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endymion by John Lyly( Book )

26 editions published between 1814 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapho and Phao, 1584 by John Lyly( Book )

26 editions published between 1584 and 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of John Lyly by John Lyly( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galatea by John Lyly( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galatea and Midas are two of John Lyly's most engaging plays. Galatea (or Gallathea) and Phillida are dressed up in male clothes by their fathers so that they can avoid the requirement of the god Neptune that every year 'the fairest and chastest virgin in all the country' be sacrificed to a sea-monster. Hiding together in the forest, the two maidens fall in love, each supposing the other to be a young man. This leads to delightful complications that remind us of the mix-ups in Shakespeare's romantic comedies. Galatea has become the subject of considerable feminist critical study in recent years." "Midas (1590) uses mythology in quite a different way, dramatising two stories about King Midas (the golden touch and the ass's ears) in such a way as to fashion a satire of King Philip of Spain (and of any tyrant like him) for colossal greediness and folly. In the wake of the defeat of Philip's Armada fleet and its attempted invasion of England in 1588, this satire was calculated to win the approval of Queen Elizabeth and her court."--Jacket
Gallathea, 1592 by John Lyly( Book )

28 editions published between 1592 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaspe ; Sappho and Phao by John Lyly( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander and Campaspe by John Lyly( Book )

41 editions published between 1632 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euphues. The anatomy of wit. Editio princeps. 1579. Euphues and his England. Editio princeps. 1580. Collated with early subsequent editions by John Lyly( Book )

17 editions published between 1868 and 1923 in English and Latin and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euphues : the anatomy of wit. by John Lyly( Book )

35 editions published between 1597 and 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth's entertainment at Mitcham: Poet, painter, and musician; attributed to John Lyly by John Lyly( Book )

4 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's metamorphosis by John Lyly( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a modern spelling edition of Lyly's play. The contents include an introduction, authorship and date, style and structure, love and metamorphosis, gender politics and the Elizabethan court and dramaturgy, staging, and the stage history of the play
Sixe Covrt Comedies. Often Presented and Acted before Queene Elizabeth, by the Children of her Maiesties Chappell, and the Children of Paules by John Lyly( Book )

25 editions published between 1632 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of John Lyly by John Lyly( Book )

54 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of three volumes looking at the complete works of English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright, and politician, John Lyly
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Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.25 for The court ... to 0.80 for Ekphrasis ...)

Campaspe ; Sappho and Phao
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Mother Bombie. 1594EndymionSapho and Phao, 1584GalateaCampaspe ; Sappho and PhaoEuphues : the anatomy of wit.Love's metamorphosis