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 The tragedy of the unhappy fair Irene
(2,208 words)

Unhappy fair Irene

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Gilbert Swinhoe

Date: 1658

Original Language: English

Description

Unhappy fair Irene’s precise date of composition remains unknown. Three prefatory sonnets accompany it in its 1658 printing, describing its author, Gilbert Swinhoe, as markedly young for a playwright. Since Swinhoe’s birth date is unknown, however, this information is of little help. Some scholars speculate that the play must have been written prior to …

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Moberly, David C., “ The tragedy of the unhappy fair Irene”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26998>
First published online: 2015



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