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Published: 01 April 2011

224 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719078989

Bookseller Code (06)

The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England

By George Peele

Charles R. Forker

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • The first English non-allegorical chronicle play and therefore important for the establishment and popularization of the genre
  • New evidence that clinches the attribution of the play to Peele
  • A study of this play therefore provides unusually valuable insight into Shakespeare's methods as a working dramatist
  • The finest sixteenth-century chronicle play artistically apart from Marlowe's Edward II and the history plays of Shakespeare A unique case among Shakespeare's sources where Shakespeare followed the plot and layout of an earlier play nearly scene by scene, taking over also most of the major characters

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