"Her book is original, imaginative, and illuminating. The dialectic approach provides Paster with the tools she needs to break down several boundaries of genre of comedies, tragedies, masques, and entertainments. She explores paradoxes, antithesis, and contradictions inherent in the idea of the city. In the process, she sheds light on the works of three major Renaissance playwrights. This is indeed a superb book."
—Journal of English and Germanic Philology
"A notable addition—learned, well-written, sprightly—to the growing literature of the city and our knowledge of the Renaissance London theatre and its relationship to the central social issues of its time and our own."