ABSTRACT

Originally published in 1994, this work offers a critical commentary on James Shirley's 1634 play, 'The Opportunity', including chapters on the critical reception, 'The Opportunity as a Social Comedy' and the history of the editions, including the 1640 quarto.

part |1 pages

Introduction

chapter I|14 pages

Date and Stage History

Edited ByMary J. Mekemson

chapter II|45 pages

The Play

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chapter III|20 pages

The 1640 Quarto

Edited ByMary J. Mekemson

chapter IV|2 pages

History of Editions

Edited ByMary J. Mekemson

chapter V|4 pages

Editorial Practice

Edited ByMary J. Mekemson

chapter |231 pages

The Opportunity

A Comedy, As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, at the private House in Drury Lane
ByJames Shirley