Howard-Hill, T. H.

Bridgewater Manuscript of Thomas Middleton's A Game at Chess (1624)
1995 0-7734-9113-9
This examination of the Bridgewater manuscript, which is one of the few surviving early 17th-century dramatic manuscripts (partially) in the playwright's hand, gives fascinating evidence of authorial transcription and the attentions of an early annotater. The publication of the Bridgewater manuscript completes the availability of primary sources for Middleton's play. Prefaced by a full description, the text is a modified diplomatic transcription, with textual notes, on the model of Malone Society editions.