OTA Catalogue: Comparative Drama Corpus

Date: 6th March 2017

The following are the texts selected to constitute a comparative corpus of drama contemporary to, but not including, the works of Shakespeare, as part of he project 'Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's Language' at Lancaster University. See the project blog for more information.

Title Author ID Class Status Visibility
The faithfull shepheardesse. By Iohn FletcherFletcher, John, 1579-1625.A00962EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The honorable historie of frier Bacon, and frier Bongay As it was plaid by her Maiesties seruants. Made by Robert Greene Master of Arts.Greene, Robert, 1558?-1592.A02127EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The Scottish historie of Iames the fourth, slaine at Flodden Entermixed with a pleasant comedie, presented by Oboram King of Fayeries: as it hath bene sundrie times publikely plaide. Written by Robert Greene, Maister of Arts.Greene, Robert, 1558?-1592.A02168EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The fair maid of the vvest. Or, A girle worth gold. The first part. As it was lately acted before the King and Queen, with approved liking. By the Queens Majesties Comedians. Written by T.H.Heywood, Thomas, d. 1641.A03201EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
If you knovv not me, you know no bodie: or, The troubles of Queene ElizabethHeywood, Thomas, d. 1641.A03208EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The first and second partes of King Edward the Fourth Containing his mery pastime with the tanner of Tamworth, as also his loue to faire Mistrisse Shoare, her great promotion, fall and miserie, and lastly the lamentable death of both her and her husband. Likewise the besieging of London, by the bastard Falconbridge, and the valiant defence of the same by the Lord Maior and the citizens. As it hath diuers times beene publikely played by the Right Honorable the Earle of Derbie his seruants.Heywood, Thomas, d. 1641.A03224EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
A woman kilde with kindnesse. Written by Tho. HeywoodHeywood, Thomas, d. 1641.A03256EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The workes of Beniamin IonsonJonson, Ben, 1573?-1637.A04632EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The workes of Beniamin IonsonJonson, Ben, 1573?-1637.A04632EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
Bartholmew fayre : a comedie, acted in the yeare, 1614 by the Lady Elizabeths seruants, and then dedicated to King Iames, of most blessed memorie ; The diuell is an asse : a comedie acted in the yeare, 1616, by His Maiesties seruants ; The staple of newes : a comedie acted in the yeare, 1625, by His Maiesties seruants by the author, Beniamin Iohnson.Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637.A04633EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The Spanish tragedie containing the lamentable end of Don Horatio, and Bel-imperia: with the pittifull death of olde Hieronimo.Kyd, Thomas, 1558-1594.A04942EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The valiant VVelshman, or The true chronicle history of the life and valiant deedes of Caradoc the Great, King of Cambria, now called Wales As it hath beene sundry times acted by the Prince of Wales his seruants. Written by R.A. Gent.R. A., Gent.A05801EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The knight of the burning pestleBeaumont, Francis, 1584-1616.A06252EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The maides tragedy As it hath beene diuers times acted at the Blacke-friers by the Kings Maiesties Seruants.Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616.A06289EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
Phylaster, or, Loue lyes a bleeding acted at the Globe by His Maiesties seruants / written by [brace] Francis Baymont and Iohn Fletcher ...Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616.A06343EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The vvoman hater As it hath beene lately acted by the Children of Paules.Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616.A06458EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
A moste excellent comedie of Alexander, Campaspe, and Diogenes played beefore the Queenes Maiestie on twelfe day at night, by her Maiesties children, and the children of Poules.Lyly, John, 1554?-1606.A06583EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
Gallathea As it was playde before the Queenes Maiestie at Greene-wiche, on Newyeeres day at night. By the Chyldren of Paules.Lyly, John, 1554?-1606.A06619EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The famous tragedy of the rich Ievv of Malta As it vvas playd before the King and Queene, in his Majesties theatre at White-hall, by her Majesties Servants at the Cock-pit. Written by Christopher Marlo.Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593.A06991EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The massacre at Paris with the death of the Duke of Guise. As it was plaide by the right honourable the Lord high Admirall his Seruants. Written by Christopher Marlow.Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593.A07003EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
Tamburlaine the Great Who, from a Scythian shephearde, by his rare and woonderfull conquests, became a most puissant and mightye monarque. And (for his tyranny, and terrour in warre) was tearmed, the scourge of God. Deuided into two tragicall discourses, as they were sundrie times shewed vpon stages in the citie of London. By the right honorable the Lord Admyrall, his seruauntes.Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593.A07004EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The tragicall history of D. Faustus As it hath bene acted by the right honorable the Earle of Nottingham his seruants. Written by Ch. Marl.Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593.A07009EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The troublesome raigne and lamentable death of Edward the second, King of England with the tragicall fall of proud Mortimer: as it was sundrie times publiquely acted in the honourable citie of London, by the right honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruants. Written by Chri. Marlow Gent.Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593.A07018EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The tragedie of Dido Queene of Carthage played by the Children of her Maiesties Chappell. Written by Christopher Marlowe, and Thomas Nash. Gent. Actors Iupiter. Ganimed. Venus. Cupid. Iuno. Mercurie, or Hermes. ├ćneas. Ascanius. Dido. Anna. Achates. Ilioneus. Iarbas. Cloanthes. Sergestus.Marlowe, Christopher, 1564-1593.A07023EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The malcontent. Augmented by Marston. With the additions played by the Kings Maiesties servants. Written by Ihon Webster. 1604Marston, John, 1575?-1634.A07074EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The bond-man an antient storie. As it hath been often acted with good allowance, at the Cock-pit in Drury-lane: by the most excellent princesse, the Lady Elizabeth her Seruants. By Phillip Massinger.Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640.A07234EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The roaring girle. Or Moll Cut-Purse As it hath lately beene acted on the Fortune-stage by the Prince his Players. Written by T. Middleton and T. Dekkar.Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627.A07524EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
A most pleasant comedie of Mucedorus the kings sonne of Valentia and Amadine the Kings daughter of Arragon with the merie conceites of Mouse. Newly set foorth, as it hath bin sundrie times plaide in the honorable cittie of London. Very delectable and full of mirth.A07859EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The death of Robert, Earle of Huntington Otherwise called Robin Hood of merrie Sherwodde: with the lamentable tragedie of chaste Matilda, his faire maid Marian, poysoned at Dunmowe by King Iohn. Acted by the Right Honourable, the Earle of Notingham, Lord high Admirall of England, his seruants.Munday, Anthony, 1553-1633.A07897EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The first part of the true and honorable historie, of the life of Sir Iohn Old-castle, the good Lord Cobham As it hath been lately acted by the right honorable the Earle of Notingham Lord high Admirall of England his seruants.A08469EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The battell of Alcazar fought in Barbarie, betweene Sebastian king of Portugall, and Abdelmelec king of Marocco. With the death of Captaine Stukeley. As it was sundrie times plaid by the Lord high Admirall his seruants.Peele, George, 1556-1596.A09221EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The famous chronicle of king Edward the first, sirnamed Edward Longshankes with his returne from the holy land. Also the life of Lleuellen rebell in Wales. Lastly, the sinking of Queene Elinor, who sunck at Charingcrosse, and rose againe at Pottershith, now named Queenehith.Peele, George, 1556-1596.A09224EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The old wiues tale A pleasant conceited comedie, played by the Queenes Maiesties players. Written by G.P.Peele, George, 1556-1596.A09232EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The pleasant history of the two angry women of Abington With the humorous mirth of Dicke Coomes and Nicholas Prouerbes, tvvo seruingmen. As it was lately playde by the right Honorable the Earle of Nottinghamn, Lord high Admirall his seruants. By Henry Porter Gent.Porter, Henry, fl. 1599.A09857EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy As it was presented priuatly, at the Black-Friers; and publiquely at the Globe, by the Kings Maiesties Seruants. The perfect and exact coppy, with diuerse things printed, that the length of the play would not beare in the presentment. VVritten by Iohn Webster.Webster, John, 1580?-1625?A14872EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The white diuel, or, The tragedy of Paulo Giordano Vrsini, Duke of Brachiano with the life and death of Vittoria Corombona the famous Venetian curtizan. Acted by the Queenes Maiesties Seruants. Written by Iohn Webster.Webster, John, 1580?-1625?A14875EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The miseries of inforst mariage As it is now playd by his Maiesties Seruants. By George Wilkins.Wilkins, George, fl. 1607.A15352EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The blinde begger of Alexandria most pleasantly discoursing his variable humours in disguised shapes full of conceite and pleasure. As it hath been sundry times publickly acted in London. by the right honorable the Earle of Nottingham, Lord high Admirall his seruantes. By George Chapman: Gentleman.Chapman, George, 1559?-1634.A18402EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
A pleasant comedy entituled: An humerous dayes myrth As it hath beene sundrie times publikely acted by the right honourable the Earle of Nottingham Lord high Admirall his seruants. By. G.C.Chapman, George, 1559?-1634.A18419EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
A pleasant conceited comedie, wherein is shewed, how a man may chuse a good wife from a bad As it hath bene sundry times acted by the Earle of Worcesters seruants.Heywood, Thomas, d. 1641.A19183EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The pleasant comedie of old Fortunatus As it was plaied before the Queenes Maiestie this Christmas, by the Right Honourable the Earle of Nottingham, Lord high Admirall of England his seruants.Dekker, Thomas, ca. 1572-1632.A20076EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The famous history of Sir Thomas VVyat With the coronation of Queen Mary, and the coming in of King Philip. As it was plaied by the Queens Maiesties Seruants. Written by Thomas Dickers, and Iohn Webster.Dekker, Thomas, ca. 1572-1632.A20096EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The life of the dutches of Suffolke As it hath beene divers and sundry times acted, with good applause.Drue, Thomas, fl. 1616-1653.A20866EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
The changeling as it was acted (with great applause) at the Privat house in Drury-Lane, and Salisbury Court / written by Thomas Midleton, and William Rowley, Gent.Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627.A50789EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue
Two new playes ... written by Tho. Middleton, Gent.Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627.A50799EEBOfreeTCP Catalogue