The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England: By George Peele (Revels Plays) (Paperback)

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By David Bevington (Editor), Charles R. Forker (Editor), Richard Dutton (Editor)
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Description


Forker's critical edition fills the need for a fully annotated, historically contextualised and modernised 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 dramatisation 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 Emeritus Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington


Product Details
ISBN: 9781784993450
ISBN-10: 178499345X
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: May 18th, 2016
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Revels Plays