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The Plays


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107561502

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  • This first complete edition of Lawrence's plays contains eight full-length plays and two fragments. Six of the plays - A Collier's Friday Night, The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd, The Merry-go-Round, The Married Man, The Fight for Barbara and The Daughter-in-Law - were written between 1909 and 1913, the period when Lawrence was establishing himself as a writer. They are arguably among his very best early work. Yet Lawrence never saw a play of his own on the stage. Only two were performed in his lifetime, and only three were published: the play often regarded as his best, The Daughter-in-Law, remaining unpublished until 1965. Up to now, the plays have existed only in faulty or incomplete texts; this edition, drawn from Lawrence's own surviving manuscripts and typescripts, makes it possible for the first time to read and to stage Lawrence's plays as he wrote them. Published in two volumes.

    • The first complete edition of Lawrence's plays
    • An edition based on original manuscripts and typescripts, making it possible for the first time to read and to stage Lawrence's plays as he wrote them
    • A major addition to acclaimed Cambridge edition of Lawrence's works
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107561502
    • length: 952 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 54 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 10 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Conventions adopted for the printing of texts
    A Collier's Friday Night
    The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd
    The Merry-go-Round
    The Married Man
    The Fight for Barbara
    The Daughter-in-Law
    Preface to Touch and Go
    Touch and Go
    Appendix 1. Edward Garnett's introduction to A Collier's Friday Night
    Appendix 2. Edwin Björkman's introduction to The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd
    Appendix 3. Altitude
    Appendix 4. Noah's Flood
    Appendix 5. The original ending to David
    The music for David
    The German texts of David
    Explanatory notes
    Glossary of dialect, regional, slang and archaic words
    Textual apparatus and silent emendations
    Line-end hyphenation
    A note on pounds, shillings and pence.

  • Author

    D. H. Lawrence


    Hans-Wilhelm Schwarze, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany

    John Worthen, University of Nottingham

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