Medieval and Tudor Drama Author:John Gassner, ed. Medieval and Tudor Drama is a comprehensive anthology of theatrical works by playwrights from the time of Hrotsvitha, a nun of the tenth century, through boisterous Tudor comedy and the origins of Elizabethan tragedy. It includes examples from pagan remains and early ritual drama, the Passion Play cycles, as well as the great Morality of the Mid... more »dle Ages, Everyman. John Heywood, the first English dramatist who stands out as an individual, is represented by his excellent comic interlude, The Play Called the Four PP. Two rollicking comedies - Ralph Roister Doister and Gammer Gurton's Needle - and Norton and Sackville's noble progenitor of English tragedy, Gorboduc, round out this exceptional volume.