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Shirleana

Previous Editions

The only previous large scale edition of the works of James Shirley is William Gifford and Alexander Dyce's The Dramatic Works and Poems of James Shirley, 8 vols (1833). There have been a small number of edited editions of individual plays by Shirley, such as:

  • Marilyn Thorssen's The Lady of Pleasure (Revels, 1980)
  • Frances Senescu's The Bird in a Cage (Renaissance Drama, 1980)
  • Martin Flavin's The Wedding (Renaissance Drama, 1980)
  • Elizabeth Yearling's The Cardinal (Revels, 1986)

More recently, Shirley's The Bird in a Cage also appeared in Three Seventeenth-Century Plays on Women and Performance, ed. Hero Chalmers, Julie Sanders and Sophie Tomlinson (Revels, 2006). A wide range of reprints of original Shirley quartos are published by the British Library.

Notable Productions

Recent Productions of Shirley's Works have included:

  • The Cardinal by Troupe at Southwark Playhouse (April-May 2017)
  • The 'James Shirley Marathon' at the Shakespeare Institute (June-July 2015)
  • Honoria and Mammon by Owle Schreame at St-Giles-in-the-Fields (Sept-Dec 2013)
  • The Doubtful Heir at the Globe Theatre Complex (2008)
  • The Politician at the Globe Education Centre (November 1999)