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Prolegomena to the study of the history play; saint, sacrifice and reformation; the festive victories; "formlessness" and historical drama; history plays of the 1590s; "which oft our stage hath shown".
Dr BENJAMIN GRIFFIN was a post-graduate student at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
The first extended critical treatment of the early modern history play form since Ribner (1957)... a valuable extension of the field and a tempting overview of the different directions taken in 17th-century historical drama. NOTES AND QUERIES