The Custom of the Country


ISBN: 9781854594136
Author: By John Fletcher, Philip Massinger
Publication Date: 30/04/1999
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 140pp.
Availability: Available

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Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare’s Globe marking their rediscoveries of forgotten plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

Once famed for its obscenity, this 17th-century play by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger traces the fortunes of two brothers shipwrecked in a foreign land. By turns poignant and risqué, sentimental and satirical, its beautifully crafted plot embodies the collaborative art of its authors.

The Custom of the Country was given a staged reading in 1998 as part of Globe Education’s on-going programme to record with professional casts all the non-Shakespearean plays of the English Renaissance.

This edition of the play is edited by Nick de Somogyi.

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