The Plays and Playwrights

All plays are annotated, and available in both pdf and epub files;
and the annotations are next to the lines for easy reading.

Select a play to find downloads of that play.
Select an Introduction to a Playwright to find out more about that playwright.

Beaumont and Fletcher             

Introduction to Beaumont and Fletcher
The Scornful Lady (1609-10)
A King and No King (1611)
Cupid’s Revenge (1611-2)

George Chapman                       

Introduction to George Chapman
The Gentleman Usher (1606)
The Widow’s Tears (1612)

John Ford                                  

Introduction to John Ford
Love’s Sacrifice (1633)
Perkin Warbeck (1634)

Philip Massinger                         

Introduction to Philip Massinger
The Virgin Martyr (1620)
The Duke of Milan (1621)
The Maid of Honour (1621)
The Picture (1629)

John Lyly                                   

Introduction to John Lyly.
Campaspe (1580-1)
Midas (1590)

Historically Important Plays        

Gorboduc (aka Ferrex and Porrex) (1561)

I. Notes on the Plays, and Downloading to Your E-reader
II. Notes on the Annotations

III. Notes on Iambic Pentameter
IV. What Should I Be Thinking About as I Read the Plays?