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Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry (Literary Text Series) / Edition 1
     

Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry (Literary Text Series) / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Cary, Stephanie Hodgson-Wright, Elizabeth Cary, Stephanie Hodgson-Wright
 

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ISBN-10: 1551110431

ISBN-13: 9781551110431

Pub. Date: 12/13/2000

Publisher: Broadview Press

First published in 1613, The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry is probably the first play in English known to have been authored by a woman, and it has become increasingly popular in the study of early modern women’s writing. The play, which Cary based on the story of Herod and Mariam, turns on a rumour of Herod’s death, and unfolds

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First published in 1613, The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry is probably the first play in English known to have been authored by a woman, and it has become increasingly popular in the study of early modern women’s writing. The play, which Cary based on the story of Herod and Mariam, turns on a rumour of Herod’s death, and unfolds around the actions taken by the patriarch’s family and servants in his absence. In part a critique of male power, the play sets gender politics in sharp relief against a background of dynastic conflict and Roman imperialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551110431
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
12/13/2000
Series:
Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Elizabeth Cary: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Tragedy of Mariam

Emendations and Variant Readings

Appendix A: Main Sources

  1. The Antiquities of the Jews
  2. The Wars of the Jews

Appendix B: Extracts from Selected Didactic and Polemical Texts

  1. Instruction of a Christian Woman
  2. The second tome of homilies
  3. A godly form of household government
  4. The Book of Common Prayer
  5. Basilikon Doron
  6. The true law of free monarchies
  7. The Mothers Blessing
  8. A Muzzle for Melastomus
  9. Ester Hath Hang’d Haman
  10. A Bride-Bush, or A Wedding Sermon
  11. The Mother’s Legacy to her Unborn Child

Appendix C: Photographs from the Tinderbox Theatre Company Production of The Tragedy of Mariam

Bibliography and Works Cited

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