The Tragedy of Mariam (New Mermaids) by Elizabeth Cary,Karen Britland

By Elizabeth Cary,Karen Britland

The Tragedy of Mariam, the reasonable Queen of Jewry is a Jacobean closet drama by way of Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. First released in 1613, it was once the 1st paintings through a girl to be released lower than her actual identify. by no means played in the course of Cary's lifetime, and it sounds as if by no means meant for functionality, the Senecan revenge tragedy tells the tale of Mariam, the second one spouse of Herod. The play exposes and explores the topics of intercourse, divorce, betrayal, homicide, and Jewish society lower than Herod's tyrannous rule.

The wide-ranging creation discusses the play within the context of closet drama, girl dramatists and feminist feedback, delivering a terrific version for learn and educating. it is a significant version of an strange and provocative play no longer extensively to be had elsewhere.

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