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Bartholmew Fair (New Mermaids)

by Ben Jonson

ISBN 039390038X / 9780393900385 / 0-393-90038-X
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Language English
Edition Softcover
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New Mermaids are modernized and fully-annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:

" The playtext, in modern spelling, edited to the highest bibliographical and textual standards
" Textual notes recording significant changes to the copytext and variant readings
" Glossing notes explaining obscure words and word-play
" Critical, contextual and staging notes
" Photographs of productions where applicable
" A full introduction which provides a critical account of the play, the staging conventions of the time and recent stage history; discusses authorship, date, sources and the text; and gives guidance for further reading.

Edited and updated by leading scholars and printed in a clear, easy-to-use format, New Mermaids offer invaluable guidance for actor, student, and theatre-goer alike. [via]