Lost Plays in Shakespeare’s England

  • David McInnis
  • Matthew Steggle

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Nothing Will Come of Nothing? Or, What can we Learn from Plays that Don’t Exist?

  3. What is a Lost Play?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. William Proctor Williams
      Pages 17-30
    3. Roslyn L. Knutson
      Pages 31-54
    4. John H. Astington
      Pages 84-102
  4. Working with Lost Plays

  5. Moving Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Martin Wiggins
      Pages 255-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-295

About this book


Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England examines assumptions about what a lost play is and how it can be talked about; how lost plays can be reconstructed, particularly when they use narratives already familiar to playgoers; and how lost plays can force us to reassess extant plays, particularly through ideas of repertory studies.


drama England Great Britain Narrative William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • David McInnis
    • 1
  • Matthew Steggle
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Sheffield Hallam UniversityUK

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