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Lyly, John 1554?-1606

Works: 492 works in 1,941 publications in 6 languages and 24,623 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Bibliography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Attributed name
Classifications: PR2659.L9, 822.3
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Euphues: the anatomy of wit : Euphues & his England by John Lyly( Book )

180 editions published between 1580 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,737 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
Mother Bombie. 1594 by John Lyly( Book )

63 editions published between 1594 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 684 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 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapho and Phao, 1584 by John Lyly( Book )

27 editions published between 1584 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endymion by John Lyly( Book )

18 editions published between 1814 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of John Lyly by John Lyly( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallathea, 1592 by John Lyly( Book )

24 editions published between 1592 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaspe ; Sappho and Phao by John Lyly( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galatea by John Lyly( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 355 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
Love's metamorphosis by John Lyly( Book )

24 editions published between 1601 and 2015 in English and held by 291 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
Alexander and Campaspe by John Lyly( Book )

31 editions published between 1632 and 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

113 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of three volumes looking at the complete works of English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright, and politician, John Lyly
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 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endimion, the man in the moone by John Lyly( Book )

12 editions published between 1591 and 1950 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Bombie : As it vvas sundrie times plaied by the Children of Powles by John Lyly( )

15 editions published between 1594 and 1982 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Campaspe ; Sappho and Phao
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Mother Bombie. 1594Sapho and Phao, 1584EndymionCampaspe ; Sappho and PhaoGalateaLove's metamorphosisSons and authors in Elizabethan England