David McInnis and Matthew Steggle, eds. Lost Plays in Shakespeare’s England. Early Modern Literature in History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. xiv, 296 p. ISBN 9780333714720. UK £60.00 (hardcover).
The topic of the lost plays of the early modern period is becoming, finally, of increasing interest. Projects such as the online Lost Plays Database, which collects information for lost plays in England from 1570 to 1642, have in the last few years promoted important discussions in the field. It is out of such projects that scholars have realised that much of the past literature on lost plays is antiquated in its categorisation of plays and in its treatment of the documents in which references can be found.