This collection of rare and classic documents provides students with rich source material and context for studying the literature of Shakespeare's age. The documents are supported by substantial editorial matter, including an authoritative introduction which outlines key historical events, movements, and literary and cultural issues of the time.
LENA COWEN ORLIN is Professor of English at Georgetown University, USA, Washington DC, and Executive Director of the Shakespeare Association of America. She is the author of Locating Privacy in Tudor London (2007) and Private Matters and Public Culture in Post- Reformation England (1994), editor of Material London, ca. 1600 (2000), and co-editor of Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide (2003).