English Renaissance Theatre History : a Reference Guide.
REF Z2014 .D7 S78 1982
Dictionary of Literary and dramatic censorship in Tudor and Stuart England
PR411 .A93 2001
A Companion to Renaissance Drama
PR651 .C66 2002
Provides an expansive and inter–disciplinary approach to Renaissance plays and the world they played to.
Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics : Censorship, Revolution, and Writing
REF PN51 .E63 2005
Explores the complex relationship between literature and politics, from ancient Greece to the present.
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
REF CB361 .E52 1999
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