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Kliatt Paperback Review
These are highly recommended wherever there is an interest in classical drama.
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.
About the Author
Michael Keefer is a Professor of English at the University of Guelph, former President of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, and winner of the Renaissance Society of America's Nelson Prize. He has published widely on English Renaissance literature, early modern philosophy, literary and textual-critical theory, and contemporary cultural politics.
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