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Fletcher, John 1579-1625

Works: 1,939 works in 7,938 publications in 6 languages and 105,432 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Spurious and doubtful works  Political plays  Historical drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Chronologies  Autographs  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Attributed name, Creator
Classifications: PR2817.A2, 822.3
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The two noble kinsmen by John Fletcher( Book )

266 editions published between 1634 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the late twentieth century, when scholarly attention began to focus on sexuality, collaboration and Shakespeare's late plays, The Two Noble Kinsmen has become an essential script. Turner and Tatspaugh's edition presents a strong case for taking the play more seriously now than ever before. A lively introduction discusses Shakespeare's craftsmanship in adapting a medieval tale for the Jacobean stage, the extent of co-authorship with John Fletcher, the rhetorical complexity of Shakespeare's late style, the themes of sexuality and friendship, and contemporary critical responses to the play. In addition to presenting a detailed history of performance, the edition calls attention to productions that have demonstrated the play's theatrical vitality and solved - or failed to solve - difficulties inherent in the text. Bringing the textual history completely up to date, the edition reflects renewed interest in The Two Noble Kinsmen, confirming it as a play for today"--
The maid's tragedy by Francis Beaumont( Book )

80 editions published between 1622 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philaster, or, Love lies a bleeding : a tragi-comedy, as it is now acted at His Majesty's Theatre Royal by Francis Beaumont( )

14 editions published between 1622 and 1995 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knight of the burning pestle by Francis Beaumont( Book )

99 editions published between 1613 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farce set in 17th century England. Spectators at a play insist that their companion have a role in an Elizabethan production
A king and no king by Francis Beaumont( Book )

70 editions published between 1618 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A popular and influential play from its first performance in 1611 until the early eighteenth century, A King and No King helped establish Beaumont and Fletcher as leading playwrights of the day, and tragicomedy as the seventeenth century's favoured dramatic genre." "Accompanying this newly edited text, an introduction explores the play's sources, both literary and dramatic, and offers a thorough reconsideration of it social and political context. Lee Bliss finds the entertaining, wish-fulfilment tragicomic form not incompatible with a serious critical engagement with contemporary issues of royal absolutism, good governance, and the political role of the aristocracy. In addition, this edition provides the fullest available account of A King and No King's stage history, tracing the shifts in cultural mores that eroded its popularity and ultimately consigned it to the study rather than the stage."--Jacket
Philaster; or, Love lies a-bleeding by Francis Beaumont( Book )

103 editions published between 1620 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philaster is a tragicomedy by Beaumont and Fletcher which has much in common with Shakespeare's late plays such as The Winter's Tale. Set in a fictionalised Sicily, it has the complex plot of love, disguise and the threat of death much loved by early modern theatre-goers. This edition provides an authoritative, modernised text by a leading scholar with detailed on-page commentary notes giving readers a deeper understanding of the play. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction discusses Philaster from a performance perspective as well as its relation to Shakespearean drama, and places it in its historical and critical contexts."--Publisher description
Samuel Beckett now; critical approaches to his novels, poetry, and plays by Melvin J Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare( Book )

50 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first fully annotated and comprehensive modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII - known in its early performances as All is True - for over ten years. It makes full use of current scholarship on the dating, authorship, printing, and sources of the play, as well as critical interpretations, and includes an up-to-date survey of the play in performance. It is the first edition to make frequent use of Cavendish's life of Cardinal Wolsey, which seems likely to have influenced certain aspects of the play, as well as the other recognized sources in Holinshed, Hall, and Foxe." "On authorship, the editor concludes that Shakespeare and his younger colleague John Fletcher worked on the script together but that Shakespeare was probably the guiding spirit, as well as the principal author of several major scenes." "A fully detailed commentary and a selective collation of major variant readings appear immediately beneath the text. Special attention has been given to the frequent allusion to scripture and proverb lore. An index to all words glossed and authorities cited appears at the end of the volume."--Jacket
The dramatic works in the Beaumont and Fletcher canon by Francis Beaumont( Book )

36 editions published between 1906 and 2008 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan drama by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 1919 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a two-volume work on Elizabethan-era drama, only the first volume is included in this Anthology as it directly relates to Shakespeare and Marlowe. Marlowe's "Edward the Second" is the first piece, followed by four of Shakespeare's greatest works to provide a basis for comparison
Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cardenio, or, The second maiden's tragedy by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long sought by scholars as the Holy Grail of world literature, and masquerading under the censor's makeshift title, "The second maiden's tragedy," this lost play was discovered by Charles Hamilton, a forensic document examiner and literary historian
Six Elizabethan plays (1585-1635) by R. C Bald( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philaster by Francis Beaumont( Book )

42 editions published between 1620 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At head of title: Beaumont and Fletcher
Select plays by Francis Beaumont( Book )

30 editions published between 1910 and 1970 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonduca by John Fletcher( Book )

66 editions published between 1647 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule a wife and have a wife. A comedy by Francis Beaumont( )

82 editions published between 1728 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Thierry, King of France, and his brother Theodoret : as it was diverse times acted at the Blacke-Friers, by the Kings Majesties servants by John Fletcher( )

27 editions published between 1621 and 1983 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonymous. By John Fletcher, assisted by Philip Massinger and others. Partly in verse. Signatures: [A]2 B-K4. The first leaf is blank. Reproduction of the original in the British Library. (marc) 99838160. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 11074. (stc) Greg, II, 368(a). (vid) 2523. (DLPS) A00968.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640
Beggars bush by John Fletcher( Book )

38 editions published between 1661 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best Elizabethan plays by William Roscoe Thayer( Book )

9 editions published between 1890 and 1901 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains some of the finest plays of the Elizabethan era, including Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta. Reading Marlowe's work alongside that of his most prominent contemporaries offers a worthwhile opportunity to compare and contrast. The Elizabethan era was a thrilling, fertile period of creative production when plays were one of the most common forms of entertainment. Unfortunately, most of the these plays have been lost, but this volume contains some of the finest examples to have survived. Read Marlowe, then hold his work up to that of other dramatists like Ben Johnson, John Webster and William Shakespeare
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The two noble kinsmen
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Flecher, John

Flecher, John 1579-1625

Flesher, John


Fletcher, .. 1579-1625

Fletcher, Francis

Fletcher, Francis 1579-1625

Fletcher, Iohn

Fletcher, Iohn 1579-1625

Fletcher, J. 1579-1625

Fletcher, John

Fletscher 1579-1625

Ioannes Fletcher

John Fletcher auteur dramatique

John Fletcher auteur dramatique anglais

John Fletcher Brits auteur

John Fletcher drammaturgo inglese

John Fletcher englischer Dramatiker

Джон Флетчер

Флетчер, Джон

Ջոն Ֆլեթչեր

ג'ון פלטשר סופר בריטי

פלטשר, ג'ון, 1579-1625

جان فلچر

จอห์น เฟล็ตเชอร์

존 플레처

플레처, 존 1579-1625


フレッチャー, ジョン


The maid's tragedyThe knight of the burning pestleA king and no kingPhilaster; or, Love lies a-bleedingThe life of King Henry the EighthThe dramatic works in the Beaumont and Fletcher canonCardenio, or, The second maiden's tragedy