Two Noble Kinsmen (Oxford 1908)

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The Two Noble Kinsmen  (1908) 
William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, edited by C. F. Tucker Brooke

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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This edition was edited by C. F. Tucker Brooke for the Oxford Shakespeare series. It appeared in the volume Shakespeare's Apocrypha.


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, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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