George Peele (1556-1596) was an English dramatist. He experimented in a variety of forms, including the pageant, history, pastoral, comedy and melodrama, but is most famous for his work The Old Wives Tale, that blends folklore and romance. His other works include The Arraignment of Paris, Edward I, The Battle of Alcazar, and The Love of King David and Fair Bethsabe.
The Old Wife's Taleby George Peele, Charles Whitworths
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New Mermaids are modern-spelling, fully-annotated editions of important English plays. Each volume includes a critical introduction, biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, textual details, a bibliography and information about the staging of the play.
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