The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England: By George Peele (Revels Plays) (Hardcover)
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Forker's critical edition fills the need for a fully annotated, historically contextualized and modernized text of the most important Elizabethan chronicle play apart from Shakespeare and Marlowe's Edward II. Now attributed definitely to George Peele, this drama helped to establish a major theatrical genre, raising contemporary political and religious issues through the dramatization of medieval history in a compelling and popular fashion. A major source for Shakespeare, it throws new light on the bard's adaptation of earlier drama and helps to illustrate his working methods. With the full introduction and generous notes this Revels Plays edition will be the first port of call for students and enthusiasts of Elizabethan and Early Modern drama.
About the Author
Charles R. Forker is Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University, Bloomington.