Anthony Munday Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Eccles, Mark. “Anthony Munday.” In Studies in The English Renaissance Drama, edited by Josephine W. Bennett, Oscar Cargill, and Vernon Hall Jr., pp. 95-105, New York: New York University Press, 1959.

Detailed discussion of Munday's life, assembled from various records.

Kenny, Anthony. “Antony Munday in Rome.” Recusant History 6, no. 4 (January 1962): 158-62.

Analyzes The English Roman Life and other sources for evidence of whether Munday really did attend the English College in Rome.

Turner, Celeste. Anthony Mundy: An Elizabethan Man of Letters. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1928, 233 p.

Surveys Munday's life and career and provides a variety of criticism.


Haaker, Ann. “Anthony Munday.” In The Popular School: A Survey and Bibliography of Recent Studies in English Renaissance Drama, edited by Terence P. Logan and Denzell S. Smith, pp. 122-36, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1975.

Provides a secondary bibliography as well as information on the life of Munday.


Honigmann, E. A. J. “John a Kent and Marprelate.” Yearbook of English Studies 13 (1983): 288-93.

Analyzes questions concerning the date and text of John a Kent and John a Cumber.

Huntley, Frank L. “Ben Jonson and Anthony Munday, or, The Case is Altered Altered Again.” Philological Quarterly 41, (January 1962): 205-14.

Considers the authorship of The Case is Altered.

Patchell, Mary. “The History of the Palmerin Romances.” In The Palmerin Romances in Elizabethan Prose Fiction, pp. 3-24, New York: Columbia University Press, 1947.

Provides the historical context of the Palmerin romances and Munday's connection to them.

Wright, Celeste Turner. “‘Lazarus Pyott’ and Other Inventions of Anthony Mundy.” Philological Quarterly 42 (October 1963): 532-41.

Argues that the works of “Lazarus Pyott” are actually the writings of Munday.

Additional coverage of Munday's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 62, 172; Literature Resource Center; and Reference Guide to English Literature, ed. 2.