Introduction: Beaumont400

Keywords: Beaumont, life-writing, biography, commemoration, production history, criticism


This introduction outlines the essays in the Early Theatre Issues in Review forum ‘Beaumont400’, placing them in the context of the four hundredth anniversary of Francis Beaumont’s death, the performance of his plays in the early twenty-first century, and current developments in scholarship on Beaumont and Fletcher’s works.

Author Biography

Lucy Munro, King's College London
Lucy Munro ( is a reader in Shakespeare and early modern literature at King's College London. Her books include Children of the Queen's Revels: A Jacobean Theatre Repertory (Cambridge, 2005), Archaic Style in English Literature, 1590-1674 (Cambridge, 2013), and, most recently, an edition of Thomas Dekker, John Ford, and William Rowley's The Witch of Edmonton (London, 2016). She is currently writing a book about Shakespeare and the King's Men.
Issues in Review Essays