Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2016

384 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781784993450

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

  • New in Paperback
  • One of the finest sixteenth-century chronicle plays, on an artistic par with Marlowe's Edward II and the history plays of Shakespeare
  • Used as a source by Shakespeare, who followed the plot and layout of this earlier play nearly scene by scene, taking over also most of the major characters. This approach is unique among his work, and a study of this play therefore provides an unusually valuable insight into Shakespeare's methods as a working dramatist
  • Provides new evidence that clinches the attribution of the play to Peele

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