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First performed by Paul's Boys circa 1590, Mother Bombie is unique among Lyly's comedies in its urban setting and focus upon middle- and lower-class concerns. The complex plot turns on a tissue of misconceptions surrounding the efforts of four fathers to secure advantageous marriages for their heirs, and their servants' efforts to outwit them.
This critical edition is part of the Revels Plays series. The text of the play has been edited from the original