All plays are annotated, and may be downloaded as pdf files for online reading or printing;
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.
Click here to find brief notes which provide general information on the annotations and downloading the plays and may increase your enjoyment of the plays.
If you have enjoyed reading any of the plays on this site, please drop me a line at Peter@ElizabethanDrama.org.
Early Historically Important Plays
Beaumont and Fletcher
Introduction to Beaumont and Fletcher
The Scornful Lady (1609-10)
A King and No King (1611)
Cupid’s Revenge (1611-2)
Introduction to John Ford
Love’s Sacrifice (1633)
Perkin Warbeck (1634)
The Complete Plays of Christopher Marlowe
Introduction to Christopher Marlowe
Dido, Queen of Carthage (1585-6)
Tamburlaine the Great, Part One (1586-7)
Tamburlaine the Great, Part Two (1587)
The Jew of Malta (1589-1590)
Doctor Faustus (the ‘A’ text) (1589-1592)
The Massacre at Paris (c. 1592)
Edward II (1592)
Introduction to Philip Massinger
The Virgin Martyr (1620)
The Duke of Milan (1621)
The Maid of Honour (1621)
The Picture (1629)
A New Way to Pay Old Debts (before 1633)
The Complete Plays of George Peele
Introduction to George Peele
The Arraignment of Paris (c. 1581-84)
The Battle of Alcazar (c. 1588-89)
King Edward the First, aka Edward I (c. 1590-93)
The Old Wives’ Tale (c. 1590-5)
David and Bethsabe (c. 1595-6)
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