Study Guide

Textual Criticism Analysis

Typee by Herman Melville

Melville's Typee, tells the story of a sailor's time among the natives of an island in the...

King Lear by William Shakespeare

The textual history of Shakespeare's plays is a total mess. We don't actually have any of his...

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Just like King Lear, Shakespeare's Hamlet exists in several versions: the First Quarto...

The Gypsies Metamorphosed by Ben Jonson

The Gypsies Metamorphosed is a masque (a kind of court play involving music, fancy costumes,...

The Tragicall History of D. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Here's another play about devils. It's Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, and it's the story...