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.

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.

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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)

  John Lyly                                        

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

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)
Doctor Faustus (the ‘A’ text) (1589-1592)
Edward II (1592)

 Philip Massinger                         

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)

 Historically Important Plays       

Gorboduc (aka Ferrex and Porrex) (1561)

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