Hengist, King of Kent
The ambitious Vortigern will stop at nothing for the crown. But the Saxon Hengist outsmarts him with an ox-hide and becomes King of Kent. Eventually the rightful heir Aurelius reassumes control and gives Hengist the option of execution, exile, or conversion. Which will he choose? Meanwhile a gang of rogues pose as travelling players and convince a Puritan that he actually likes plays.
The Malone edition, prepared by Grace Ioppolo is a transcription of the Portland Manuscript held in the University of Nottingham Library (MS Pw.v.20), a presentation copy probably transcribed in the 1640s from a playhouse manuscript, which preserves an earlier version of the text than the Quarto of 1662.
|Dimensions||32 × 22 × 2 cm|