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A critical edition of the Turkish tragedies of Thomas Goffe

Carnegie, David John Macrae; (1967) A critical edition of the Turkish tragedies of Thomas Goffe. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Thomas Goffe (1591? - 1629) wrote his two Turkish tragedies during his years at Christ Church, Oxford, where he became known as a poet, playwright, and orator of some distinction. Although his plays were acted at Christ Church, they were not published until shortly after his death. Nevertheless his reputation remained high throughout the seventeenth century, and a second edition was published in 1656. He was spoken of as one of the principal English tragedians, and several contemporary plays were falsely attributed to him, at least once to take advantage of his fame. Since then he has fallen into obscurity, and no further publication of his works has been undertaken. In this thesis is presented a critically edited text of The Couragious Turko (1632) and The Raging Turke (1631), based on comparison and collaction of the second edition, the two extant manuscripts, and all known copies of the first edition. The introductions and notes include a brief a000unt of Goffe's life and other works, and discussion of the plays themselves. In the appendices are excerpts from the manuscripts of the one play, examples of Goffe's handwriting, and other relevant material.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: A critical edition of the Turkish tragedies of Thomas Goffe
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by EThOS.
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1572320
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