Globe Quartos series

Accessible editions of plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries, published in association with Shakespeare's Globe.

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The Honest Whore

A passionate tale of paternal disapproval and sexual deceit, following the lives of a princess and a whore.

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A Mad World, My Masters

A masterly satire of London society at the turn of the 17th century, abounding with Middleton's craft and wit.

The Devil's Charter

A Jacobean tragedy narrating the sensational history of the Borgias.

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The Custom of the Country (Globe Quarto)

A 17th-century play tracing the fortunes of two brothers shipwrecked in a foreign land.

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The Antipodes (Globe Quarto)

An ingenious satirical comedy, often considered playwright Richard Brome's masterpiece and one of the greatest comedies of the Caroline era, presenting a farcically topsy-turvey view of London in the 1630s.

The Merry Devil of Edmonton

A popular comedy from the early-17th century, combining romance, magic, deer poaching and abduction from a nunnery. Part of the Nick Hern Books Globe Quartos series.

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King Leir

An anonymous Elizabethan play about the ancient king of Britain, a prime source for Shakespeare's version of the story.

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The Witches of Lancashire

A sensational dramatisation of the seventeenth-century witch trials, first performed at the original Globe Theatre in 1634.

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The Wise Woman of Hoxton

A city comedy complete with cross-dressing and disguise, dating from around 1605.

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The Mayor of Queenborough, or Hengist, King of Kent

Middleton's only surviving historical play, published in the Nick Hern Books Globe Quartos series.

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The Poor Man's Comfort

A Jacobean tragicomedy from 1617, about a shepherd who seeks redress for a miscarriage of justice.

The Noble Spanish Soldier

A revenge tragedy set in the Spanish court, filled with powerful dramatic moments of violence, pathos, satire and humour. Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare's Globe.

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