The Two Noble Kinsmen

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The Two Noble Kinsmen
William Shakespeare and John Fletcher
The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean comedy, first published in 1634 and attributed to John Fletcher and William Shakespeare. Formerly a point of controversy, the dual attribution is now generally accepted by the scholarly consensus. It is a romantic tragicomedy based on Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale", with the addition of a subplot paralleling the main action.
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Presented at the Blackfriers
by the Kings Maiesties servants,
with great applause:

Written by the memorable Worthies of their time;

Mr. John Fletcher, Gent., and
Mr. William Shakspeare, Gent.

Printed at London by Tho. Cotes, for John Waterson:
and are to be sold at the signe of the Crowne
in Pauls Church-yard. 1634.

(The Persons represented in the Play.

Hippolita, Bride to Theseus
Emelia, Sister to Theseus
[Emelia's Woman],
Three Queens,
Three valiant Knights,
Palamon, and
Arcite, The two Noble Kinsmen, in love with fair Emelia
[A Herald],
[A Gentleman],
[A Messenger],
[A Servant],
His Daughter, in love with Palamon
[His brother],
[A Doctor],
[4] Countreymen,
[2 Friends of the Jaylor],
[3 Knights],
[Nel, and other]
A Taborer,
Gerrold, A Schoolmaster.)

Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.