Initially written and staged within the overdue 16th century, membership legislation was once released for the 1st time greater than 3 centuries later. a colorful satire, the play captures the spirit of a bygone period. membership legislation playfully reconstructs the heated debate among the college 'Accademicks' and town council, who have been viciously at odds. although characters' names have been replaced, the play was once so precise to lifestyles in its depiction of up to date politics that a lot uproar its functionality at Clare corridor (now Clare College), Cambridge approximately 1599. came across titleless and lacking a few pages and scenes, the play was once pieced again jointly by way of G. C. Moore Smith in 1907. a close creation outlines the play's atmosphere and historic context, and attracts parallels among this satirical Elizabethan play and modern society. complete notes and an index also are integrated.
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