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Ford, Boris, Editor The Cambridge Cultural History of Britain Vol. 4: Seventeenth-Century Britain, Cambridge, 1989 This book provides an easy to understand history of England in the seventeenth century. The book is divided into separate sections on literature, art, and music. An introductory section provides a historical context.

Fothenngham, Richard. "The Doubling of Roles on the Jacobean Stage" in Theatre Research International, Vol 10, no 1, September, 1985, pp. 18-32

This short essay provides an interesting examination of the doubling of roles on stage. Most playwrights wrote with an eye to how few actors would have to be paid to play the roles. Thus scenes and lines were constructed with the anticipation that one actor might be playing several roles, thus entrances and exits were planned accordingly Herford, C H., Percy and Evelyn Simpson, Editors Ben Jonson, Vols. I-XI, Oxford, 1925-52.

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