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 The comicall history of Alphonsus, King of Aragon
(1,137 words)



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Robert Greene

Date: c. 1589 (printed 1599)

Original Language: English

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The comicall history of Alphonsus, King of Aragon, probably Robert Greene’s first play, is a curiously disjointed combination of multiple overlapping narratives. It is primarily structured by the ascent from initial dispossession to all-conquering Christian hero of its protagonist, possibly a fictionalised version of the celebrated life of Alfonso V, King of Ar…

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Dimmock, Matthew, “ The comicall history of Alphonsus, King of Aragon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26113>
First published online: 2015



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