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The Revels Plays

"The Revels Plays have earned a well-deserved reputation for producing exemplary critical editions of non-Shakespearean plays, prepared according to high scholarly standards and aimed at an audience of advanced students and literary professionals."
 - Professor Bruce Boehrer, SEL (Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900)

Clifford Leech conceived of the Revels Plays as a series in the mid-1950s, modelling the project on the New Arden Shakespeare. The aim, as he wrote in 1958, was "to apply to Shakespeare's predecessors, contemporaries and successors the methods that are now used in Shakespeare's editing". The plays chosen were to include well-known works from the early Tudor period to about 1700. He set the high standards of the series, ensuring that editors of individual volumes produced work of lasting merit, equally useful for teachers and students, theatre directors and actors.

Former general editors: Clifford Leech, F. David Hoeniger, E. A. J. Honigmann and Eugene M. Waith

General editors: David Bevington, Richard Dutton, Alison Findlay, J. R. Mulryne and Helen Ostovich

A Trick to Catch the Old One: By Thomas Middleton (The Revels Plays)
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A Trick to Catch the Old One
The Roman Actor:  (The Revels Plays)
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The Roman Actor
The Woman in the Moon: By John Lyly (The Revels Plays)
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The Woman in the Moon
The Lady's Trial: By John Ford (The Revels Plays)
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The Lady's Trial
The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England: By George Peele (The Revels Plays)
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The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England
Marlowe and the Popular Tradition: Innovation in the English Drama before 1595 (The Revels Plays)
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Marlowe and the Popular Tradition
Mother Bombie: John Lyly (The Revels Plays)
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Mother Bombie
An Humorous Day's Mirth: by George Chapman (The Revels Plays)
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An Humorous Day's Mirth
The Duchess of Malfi: By John Webster, 2nd Edition (The Revels Plays)
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The Duchess of Malfi
A King and No King: Beaumont and Fletcher (The Revels Plays)
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A King and No King
The First and Second Parts of King Edward the Fourth: The First and Second parts of 'King Edward IV' (The Revels Plays)
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The First and Second Parts of King Edward the Fourth
The Magnetic Lady: By Ben Jonson (The Revels Plays)
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The Magnetic Lady
Thomas of Woodstock:  (The Revels Plays)
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Thomas of Woodstock
Love's Metamorphosis:  (The Revels Plays)
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Love's Metamorphosis
Epicene, or the Silent Woman: By Ben Jonson (The Revels Plays)
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Epicene, or the Silent Woman
Every Man Out of His Humour: By Ben Jonson (The Revels Plays)
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Every Man Out of His Humour
Every Man in His Humour:  (The Revels Plays)
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Every Man in His Humour
Michaelmas Term: Thomas Middleton (The Revels Plays)
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Michaelmas Term
Galatea and Midas: John Lyly (The Revels Plays)
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Galatea and Midas
Love's Sacrifice: John Ford (The Revels Plays)
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Love's Sacrifice
The Roman Actor: A Tragedy: By Philip Massinger (The Revels Plays)
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The Roman Actor: A Tragedy
The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Francis Beaumont (The Revels Plays)
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The Knight of the Burning Pestle
The First and Second Parts of King Edward IV: By Thomas Heywood (The Revels Plays)
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The First and Second Parts of King Edward IV
Philaster: Or, Love Lies A-Bleeding by Beaumont and Fletcher (The Revels Plays)
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Philaster

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