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: The distinctive voices of Renaissance playwrights can make a classroom come alive. This volume explores the compelling dramatic technique and rich language in a wide variety of well-known and less-familiar Renaissance plays. The essays collected here challenge teachers to help students, whose experience is usually limited to reading Shakespeare or seeing movie versions of his plays, see beyond the initial strangeness of Renaissance drama. A series of reading, performance, and research tools are outlined for teachers who wish to encourage students not only to understand the English Renaissance as a unique period of time but also to envision their own world from a fresh perspective.