Soon-to-be-Added Plays

November 9, 2017

I have been focusing on the plays of Christopher Marlowe in the second half of 2017.

So far, Tamburlaine, Parts One and Two, have both been added to the site.

Marlowe’s Edward II is coming soon; Dido, Queen of Carthage will follow, to be added by the end of the year.

Annotated plays now available both in pdf and text formats

November 7, 2017

Up until recently, the online annotated versions of the plays on this site were available only in pdf format.

Beginning, however, with Tamburlaine, Part Two (by Christopher Marlowe), the plays will also be available in html, or text, format. I plan to go back to the older plays on this site (which are currently only available in pdf format), and add text versions as well.

I would be interested to know if readers of the plays find one format or the other preferable.

What’s New on ElizabethanDrama.org?

November 7, 2017

This blog is new!

In this blog, I plan to post occasional brief articles of interest (at least to those who enjoy Elizabethan Drama) on topics that do not necessarily merit a permanent page.

This purpose of this website, of course, is to increase interest in the plays written in the Elizabethan era (which includes, for our purposes, all dramas written through the closing of the theatres in 1642). The site contains newly-annotated plays representing the work-product of all of the great playwrights of the era. The annotations are located next to the lines they are explaining, which provides the viewer with an unprecedented easy-to-read experience.

The annotations are not just my own; I include as well the wisdom and interpretative notes of all the editors of the plays of previous centuries.

The result, I hope, is essentially definitive annotated versions of the English language’s greatest works, available online, for free, and forever.

I am including comment capability on the post pages; I invite all readers of this site to comment, to inquire, to request and to suggest.