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David and Bathsheba

George Peele

Edited by Mathew R. Martin

David and Bathsheba
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  • ISBN: 9781784993030
  • Publish Date: Apr 2018
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526163981
  • Publish Date: Aug 2022
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6398-1
    • Pages: 200
    • Price: £20.00
    • Published Date: August 2022
    • Series: The Revels Plays

    Description

    David and Bathsheba presents a modernised edition of George Peele's explosive biblical drama about the tangled lives, deadly liaisons, and twisted histories of Ancient Israel's royal family. Martin's critical edition is the first modern single-volume edition of the play since 1912 and opens up this unduly neglected gem of English Renaissance drama to student and scholar alike. The introduction examines such topics as the play's treatment of its biblical and poetic sources, its engagement with Elizabethan politics, and its forceful representations of religious fanaticism, genocide, and sexual violence. Its commentary notes clarify the text's meaning and staging, guide the reader through the play's dramatisation of the turbulent Davidic period of Ancient Israel's history, and place the play in its broader cultural and artistic milieu. Martin's edition aims to encourage new contemporary critical study of Peele's powerful and disturbing drama.

    Contents

    INTRODUCTION
    George Peele
    David and Bathsheba
    David in medieval and Renaissance literature and culture
    David and Bathsheba
    , Elizabethan politics, and Marlowe
    David and Bathsheba
    , Queen Elizabeth, and sexual violence
    Sources
    David and Bathsheba
    , biblical drama, and performance provenance
    The text
    Conclusion
    DAVID AND BATHSHEBA
    INDEX

    Editor

    Mathew R. Martin is Full Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Brock University, Canada

    David and Bathsheba

    Edited by Mathew R. Martin

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