Love's metamorphosis (Revels Plays) (The Revels Plays)

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Widely regarded as the most elegantly structured of Lyly's plays, Love's Metamorphosis is based on the story of Erisichthon's felling of a grove sacred to Ceres from Ovid's Metamorphoses, but here it is love that exhibits the ability to change. The play was written for Paul's Boys and first performed in the 1580s.

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This is the first modern spelling edition of Lyly's play for many decades. "Love's Metamorphosis" is recognised as one of Lyly's most elegantly structured and accessible plays. This work is part of the Revels Plays project to publish all of Lyly's plays in modernised editions. There is a Lyly revival, with two of his plays ("Sappho and Phao", and "Galatea") performed in Stratford and London in 2007. Leah Scragg has edited "The Woman in the Moon" for the Revels, along with the monumental "Euphues", the bestselling Lyly prose work for the Companion Library.

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Leah Scragg is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester.

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