The Tragedy Of Mariam by Elizabeth CaryThe Tragedy Of Mariam by Elizabeth Cary

The Tragedy Of Mariam

byElizabeth CaryEditorRamona Wray, Margaret Bartley

Paperback | September 4, 2012

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Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry is a Jacobean closet drama by Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. First published in 1613, it was the first work by a woman to be published under her real name. Never performed during Cary's lifetime, and apparently never intended for performance, the Senecan revenge tragedy tells the story of Mariam, the second wife of Herod. The play exposes and explores the themes of sex, divorce, betrayal, murder, and Jewish society under Herod's tyrannous rule. The comprehensive, illustrated introduction discusses the play in the context of closet drama, female dramatists and in terms of the religious issues it explores, seeing Mariam as a martyr figure. The on-page commentary notes provide further close analysis and explanation, creating an ideal edition for study and teaching.
Ramona Wray is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Queen's University, Belfast.
Title:The Tragedy Of MariamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.83 × 5.11 × 0.52 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1904271596

ISBN - 13:9781904271598

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Tragedy of Mariam Appendices Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

A path-breaking edition that brings together exemplary scholarship, a comprehensive introduction and pioneering work on dramatic production. Wray's seminal edition of Elizabeth Cary's Tragedy of Mariam is now essential for research and teaching, as well as professional performance.