The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0983 Friday, 11 June 1999.
From: George R. Dreher <
Date: Thursday, 10 Jun 1999 12:19:25 -0400
Subject: New Edition of King Edward the First
Perhaps this new edition is interesting to you:
Publication date June 31, 1999
George Peele. 1999. KING EDWARD THE FIRST WITH THE LIFE OF LLUELLEN
WALES (1593), with insert (SAMPLES) DAVID AND BETHSABE (1594). edited by
George Kelsey Dreher. Midland, Texas: Iron Horse Free Press. 224pp. ISBN
0-9601000-7-5. HC $19.50
6" x 9", color cover, 20 illustrations, Foreword, Introduction,
Comments, Bibliography. Publication date, June 31, 1999.
13th century history viewed from 16th century drama.
Author, George Peele was in the group of London playwrights, precursory
to Shakespeare, known as the "university wits" which also included
Marlowe, Nashe, Lyly, and Greene. In 1587 Thomas Greene could call him,
"The chief supporter of pleasance now living, the Atlas of poetry, and
primum verborum artifex (most excellent artist of words)," and one who
"goeth a step beyond all that write."
Editor, George Kelsey Dreher provides a retroform of Peele's KING EDWARD
I, solving several riddles in the text that he discusses in the 43 page
introduction covering Chronicle History Plays, Sources, Structure,
Theme, Characterization, and Diction. With insert DAVID AND BETHSABE
(SAMPLES) Dreher juxtaposes Peele's verse with parallel Bible passages
in the 1525 translation by Miles Coverdale, demonstrating that Peele
worked directly from the Latin and used as sources the Psalms as well as
Samuel II. Dreher offers a 35 page discussion of Peele's viewpoint,
emotional involvement, and style.
This hardcover edition features 10 illustrations from the British
Museum, 5 from the Museum of Modern Art (NY), 4 from SCALA (IT), 2 from
the Fine Arts Museum (SF), and 1 from Musee du Louvre (Paris).
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George R. Dreher
Iron Horse Free Press