Soliman and Perseda, by Thomas Kyd

Soliman and Perseda, by Thomas Kyd

By: Lukas Erne (editor)Hardback

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Soliman and Perseda, written c. 1588 and first published in 1592 or 1593, is a late Elizabethan romantic tragedy by Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy. It dramatises the triangular relationship of the Turkish emperor Soliman, his captive Perseda and her beloved Erastus, and the fortunes of the comic servant Piston and the braggart knight Basilisco, against the fictionalised backdrop of the Turkish invasion of Rhodes in the early sixteenth century. The introduction to this facsimile edition contains the fullest analysis of the text to date. It also provides an account of the play's editorial history, a detailed analysis of its original printing, and lists of all erroneous readings in the first quarto, together with significant differences between the first and second quartos. This edition provides the best access we have to an important play by one of Shakespeare's leading early contemporaries. -- .

About Author

Lukas Erne is Professor of English at the University of Geneva -- .

Contents

Introduction The play -- .

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780719095856
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 102
  • ID: 9780719095856
  • ISBN10: 0719095859

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