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  Joint workmanship with Fletcher and others Some Political Dramas of the time  

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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume VI. The Drama to 1642, Part Two.

VI. Philip Massinger.

§ 6. His independent Dramas.


Massinger’s name alone fronts the ten plays, published within the period 1623 to 1639, for which he wrote his dedications, and four other plays, posthumously printed in 1655 and 1658. One of the three dramas which appeared together in 1655, entitled A Very Woman, or The Prince of Tarent, is regarded, but without any certainty, as another joint effort of Fletcher and Massinger. 3  In the course of the nineteenth century, two more plays bearing the unmistakable stamp of Massinger’s authorship were discovered. Besides these sixteen plays, on which our study of Massinger’s art must be based, we know the titles of twelve more, which seem to be irretrievably lost.   13

Note 3. Cf.ante, Chap. V. [ back ]

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