Englishmen for My Money
, published in three extant early moderneditions in 1616, 1626 and 1631, began to receive the literary attention it deserves in the1990s. Fuller contextual and bibliographical enquiries have yet to be offered, which thisedition seeks to redress.The Introduction begins by identifying Haughton’s biographical details, beforemoving on to issues in dating
’s composition. It then offers a survey of the play’s generic, historical, and cultural contexts. A reconstruction of theatrical practices is provided. Provisional studies of the underlying manuscript, a hypothetical Q0, and Q1 areoffered. Editorial methods are discussed, together with brief descriptions of Q2, Q3 andlater editions.The modern-spelling edited Text that follows conforms, with noted exceptions, tothe guidelines of Arden Shakespeare Third Series. The Commentary provides glossing,discusses readings and textual cruces, and highlights Haughton’s use of sources, proverbs,and literary, cultural and biblical allusions. Two appendices present information on Q1’srunning title descriptions and a census of extant copies for Q1–3. A DVD at the back of thesecond volume contains a digital facsimile of the base text.