A major new edition of this important play, completely re-edited for the benefit of today's users, whether students or playgoers or actors. The introduction incorporates much from recent stage productions as well as offering a new and up-to-date stage history and some lively illustrations. Detailed commentary notes are included alongside the play text for easy reference. There is also a list of further reading suggestions to aid research. New Mermaids is a series of over 50 classic plays with an active programme of new editions.