Table of Contents:
- General introduction
- The plays: The Spanish tragedy, by T. Kyd. The tragical history of Doctor Faustus, by C. Marlowe. Bussy D'Ambois, by G. Chapman. The white devil, by J. Webster. The changeling, by T. Middleton and W. Rowley. The broken heart, by J. Ford
- Background and source materials: The medieval morality play: Everyman. The De Casibus tradition: The induction from The mirror for magistrates. The myth of the Machiavel: Innocent Gentillets̕ Contre-Machiavel. The source of The changeling: John Reynolds' "tragicall historie" of Alsemero and Beatrice-Joanna.