On this page I will be posting a modern(ish)-spelling edited text of each play for those of you who might want to download it to your phone or tablet to use during the readings. Normally these texts will be older editions of the plays freely available in the public domain; they may differ from some of the printed texts we may be using. For plays included in any of the courses at Leeds, we will always use as our primary text the edition recommended by the module convenors. If you own a copy of the play in any edition, please bring it along with you.

TEXTS for 1st semester of 2016/2017

The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd, ed. by  J. Schick (1926), available on Renascence Editions.

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, ed. by William Hazlitt (1857), available on Renascence Editions.

Volpone, or The Fox by Ben Jonson, ed. by Felix Schelling (1910), available on Project Gutenberg.

A Chaste Maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton, ed. by Chris Cleary (1998), available on The Plays of Thomas Middleton.

The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont, ed. by Frederic W. Moorman (1922) based on Alexander Dyce’s text (1843), available on Renascence Editions.