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George Peele Query
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0390  Friday, 25 February 2005

[1]     From:   Norman Hinton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 24 Feb 2005 15:53:36 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0377 George Peele Query

[2]     From:   Bill Lloyd <
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        Date:   Thursday, 24 Feb 2005 23:39:05 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0377 George Peele Query


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From:           Norman Hinton <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Feb 2005 15:53:36 -0600
Subject: 16.0377 George Peele Query
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0377 George Peele Query

 >can anyone in this community
 >recommend an affordable collection of George Peele's work, incorporating
 >some or preferably all of prose, poetry, and drama? My own research so
 >far points to costly late 19th/early 20th century editions. Any advice
 >very much appreciated...

While inexpensive (used) editions can be found of _The Old Wives' Tale_
and _The Arraignment of Paris_ at ww.addall.com (I believe they are used
paperbacks from the Mermaid series), full editions are indeed old and
expensive, as well as scarce.  And the better ones are out of print.

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From:           Bill Lloyd <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Feb 2005 23:39:05 EST
Subject: 16.0377 George Peele Query
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0377 George Peele Query

The current standard works of George Peele is the Yale edition, under
the general editorship of Charles Tyler Prouty.

Vol. 1 Life and Minor Works of G.P., ed David Horne (1952)

Vol. 2 Dramatic Works of G. P., including Edward I, ed. FS Hook & Battle
of Alcazar, ed. John Yaklovich (1961)

Vol. 3 Dramatic Works of G.P., including Arraignment of Paris, ed. RM
Benbow; David & Bethsabe, ed. EM Blistein; Old Wives Tale, ed FS Hook

These are old spelling editions and seem to be well and meticulously
done. They are now out of print but should be (I hope) in most
university libraries.  Looking them up on Bookfinder.com, I see that
Volumes 1 and 3 are available secondhand in the $35-$45 range, but for
some reason Volume 2 is only available at roughly 3 to 4 times those prices.

Who's an expert on Peele? I distrust the category 'expert'.  However,
one might consult not only the Yale edition, but the volume *George
Peele* by LRN Ashley (Twayne, 1970).  And I hear that Brian Vickers, in
addition to his work on Titus Andronicus and Troublesome Reign, will
include chapters on Peele in a forthcoming book to be entitled
*Shakespeare's Teachers*.

Bill Lloyd

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