English Drama contains more than 3,900 plays in verse and prose from the late thirteenth century to the early twentieth. The works were acted on or intended for the stage, and includes masques, interludes, short dramatic pieces, translations, and adaptations.
Contains over 160,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles from the 8th century to around 1900. Drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources, more than 1,250 poets are represented. In addition to the six-volume series of the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records, several landmark anthologies are available in their entirety, including England's Helicon, Richard Tottel's "Miscellany", and Robert Dodsley's A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes.
Essentially comprises the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th, drawing from nearly 4,900 printed sources and representing more than 2,700 poets. Contains all of the content of the first edition, plus the addition of more than 20,000 poems. The newly-added works illuminate both the literary heritages of Commonwealth and ex-colonial countries and the poetic legacies of English writers only recently brought back to scholarly attention.