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Greene, Robert 1558-1592

Overview
Works: 1,581 works in 5,586 publications in 2 languages and 66,041 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  History  Academic theses  Historical drama  Controversial literature  Spurious and doubtful works  Personal correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Translator, Attributed name, Dubious author, Librettist, Lyricist, Composer, Creator
Classifications: PR2544, 822.3
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Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay by Robert Greene( Book )

70 editions published between 1594 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Edward, the son and heir of King Henry III, plans to seduce Margaret, the Fair Maid of Fressingfield, with the help of the necromancer Friar Bacon. Edward also employs a more conventional approach, relying on the eloquence of his friend Earl Lacy to help with the seduction. Lacy goes to persuade Margaret, but quickly falls in love with her himself. When Edward learns of the love of Lacy and Margaret, he threatens to kill his friend -- before he masters his passion and reconciles himself to the fact. Edward returns to Court, where he falls in love with and marries Elinor of Castile, the bride his father has chosen for him. The beautiful Margaret is the unwilling cause of a quarrel between two of her neighbours, the Suffolk squires Serlesby and Lambert: they both fancy themselves in love with her, and kill each other in a duel. Margaret receives a letter from the absent Lacy, renouncing his love for her. She decides to enter a nunnery, but Lacy intercepts her before she takes her vows, and tells her that he was only testing her constancy. After an understandable hesitation, Margaret accepts Lacy's conduct and his explanation; they are married together with Edward and Elinor at the end of the play. Another level of plot involves Friar Bacon and his magic. Bacon displays a range of magical skills: he shows Edward the romance of Lacy and Margaret in his magic glass, and interrupts their wedding at a distance; he magically transports a tavern hostess from one place to another; he wins a contest of magic with a German named Vandermast, witnessed by the Kings of England and Castile and the Emperor of Germany. In collaboration with another magician, Friar Bungay, Bacon labours toward his greatest achievement: the creation of a talking artificial head made of brass, animated by demonic influence, that can surround England with a protective wall of the same metal. Yet Bacon's inability to remain awake and the incompetence of his servant Miles spoil the opportunity. (The brazen head speaks three times, saying "Time is", "Time was", and "Time is past", then falls to the floor and shatters. Miles doesn't have the wit to wake his master in time.) Finally, Bacon inadvertently allows two young Oxonians to witness their fathers' duel in the magic glass; in response the students themselves duel, and kill each other. Appalled by this outcome, Bacon renounces magic and turns to a life of repentance. His bad servant Miles, haunted by Bacon's conjured devils, gets a promise of a tapster's job in Hell from one of them, and rides to perdition on the devil's back
The pleasant history of Dorastus and Fawnia : pleasant for age to avoid drowsie thoughts, profitable for youth to avoid other wanton pastimes, and bringing to both a desired content by Robert Greene( )

28 editions published between 1635 and 1985 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A looking glasse for London and England by Thomas Lodge( Book )

60 editions published between 1594 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish history of James the Fourth by Robert Greene( Book )

24 editions published between 1598 and 1973 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notable discovery of coosnage 1591. The second part of conny-catching 1592 by Robert Greene( Book )

23 editions published between 1923 and 1966 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quip for an vpstart courtier: or, A quaint dispute betweene veluet-breeches and cloth-breeches. : Wherein is plainely set downe the disorders in all estates and trades by Robert Greene( )

28 editions published between 1606 and 1622 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays & poems of Robert Greene by Robert Greene( Book )

19 editions published between 1905 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains theories relating to the creation of the universe including Kepler's three laws of motion, Einstein's theory of relativity, and the Steady State and Big Bang theories
The plays & poems of Robert Greene, volume 1 by Robert Greene( )

5 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of English plays by Robert Greene
The blacke bookes messenger, 1592. Cuthbert Conny-catcher: The defence of conny-catching. 1592 by Robert Greene( Book )

25 editions published between 1924 and 1966 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Alimony, or, The alimony lady : an excellent, pleasant, new comedy, duly authorized, daily acted and frequently followed by Anonymous( )

21 editions published between 1659 and 1994 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quip for an vpstart courtier: or, A quaint dispute betvveen veluet breeches and clothbreeches : Wherein is plainely set downe the disorders in all estates and trades by Robert Greene( )

35 editions published in 1592 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedication signed: Robert Greene. Contains an attack on Gabriel Harvey and his brothers. Based largely on: The debate betweene pride and lowlines. With a title page woodcut. The first leaf and the last leaf are blank. Running title reads: A quippe for an vpstart courtier. This edition collates A-H4; catchword, E3v, "turne. Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. (Marc) 99841595. (Stc) STC (2nd ed.) 12300. (Vid) 6189. (DLPS) A02159.0001.001. Http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A02159.0001.001. Http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. 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 eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Harvey, Gabriel, -- 1550?-1631 -- Controversial literature. England -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800
Groats-vvorth of witte, bought with a million of repentance. : The repentance of Robert Greene, 1592. by Robert Greene( Book )

16 editions published between 1923 and 1966 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Covers
Writing Robert Greene : essays on England's first notorious professional writerFictions of authorship in late Elizabethan narratives : Euphues in ArcadiaSons and authors in Elizabethan EnglandThree Turk plays from early modern England : Selimus, A Christian turned Turk, and the renegado
Alternative Names
Conny-catcher Cuthbert

Conny-catcher, Cuthbert 1558?-1592

Cony-Catcher, Cuthbert

Cony-Catcher, Cuthbert 1558-1592

Cony-Catcher, Guthbert

Cony-Catcher, Guthbert 1558-1592

Cunny-Catcher, Cuthbert

Cunny-Catcher, Cuthbert 1558-1592

Cuthbert Conny-catcher

Cuthbert Conny-catcher 1558?-1592

G., R., 1558-1592

Greene, .. 1558-1592

Greene R.

Greene, Robert 1558?-1592

Greene , Robert W. <1558-1592>

R.G 1558-1592

Robert Greene angol író

Robert Greene Brits auteur

Robert Greene drammaturgo britannico

Robert Greene écrivain britannique

Robert Greene engelsk forfatter

Robert Greene englischer Schriftsteller

Robert Greene pisarz angielski

Robertus Greene

Грин Р.

Грин, Роберт

Ռուբերտ Գրին

רוברט גרין (מחזאי) סופר בריטי

روبرت غريني مؤلف إنجليزي

그린, 로버트 1558-1592

グリーン, ロバート

ロバート・グリーン

Languages
English (635)

Italian (2)