War of the Theatres

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Between 1599 and 1602 three playwrights directed personal satire at each other in their plays: Jonson in his Every Man out of his Humour, Marston in his Histrio-mastix, Jack Drum ...

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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