Guy of Warwick on stage

Guy of Warwick on stage

possibly John Day and Thomas Dekker

1661

London, England

printed book

Ballads and chapbooks were two forms in which romance legends were retold and developed for new audiences, but they were also popular on the stage as well. Here is a play of Guy of Warwick, which uses the basic storyline of the romance, but adapts it to relate to the fashionable and serious mode of tragedy. Despite the fact that the title page here ascribes the play to B.J. [Ben Jonson], he can be discounted as the author; those most likely to be responsible for this version are John Day (1574–?1638) and Thomas Dekker (c.1572–1632).

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A chapbook version of <em>Guy of Warwick</em>
A chapbook version of Guy of Warwick
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The Percy Folio
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Guy of Warwick on stage
Guy of Warwick on stage