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 Mirza: A tragedie really acted in Persia, in the last age
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Mirza

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Robert Baron

Date: 1655

Original Language: English

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Robert Baron’s Mirza (1655) is a five act dramatisation of the life and reign of Shah Abbas I of Persia. As Baron rather defensively remarks in his preface ‘To the Reader’, his was not the first dramatic treatment of the story. Shortly before the outbreak of open civil war and the subsequent closure of the public theatres, John Denham’s The Sophy (1641), dealing with much the same material, had appeared at the Blackfriars t…

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Birchwood, Matthew, “ Mirza: A tragedie really acted in Persia, in the last age”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26865>
First published online: 2015



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