The Tragedy of Mariam
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The Tragedy of Mariam

Elizabeth Cary, Karen Britland

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The Tragedy of Mariam

Elizabeth Cary, Karen Britland

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The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry is a Jacobean closet drama by Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. First published in 1613, it was the first work by a woman to be published under her real name. Never performed during Cary's lifetime, and apparently never intended for performance, the Senecan revenge tragedy tells the story of Mariam, the second wife of Herod. The play exposes and explores the themes of sex, divorce, betrayal, murder, and Jewish society under Herod's tyrannous rule.

The wide-ranging introduction discusses the play in the context of closet drama, female dramatists and feminist criticism, providing an ideal edition for study and teaching. This is a major edition of an unusual and provocative play not widely available elsewhere.

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Citation styles for The Tragedy of Mariam
APA 6 Citation
Cary, E. (2014). The Tragedy of Mariam (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from (Original work published 2014)
Chicago Citation
Cary, Elizabeth. (2014) 2014. The Tragedy of Mariam. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing.
Harvard Citation
Cary, E. (2014) The Tragedy of Mariam. 1st edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Cary, Elizabeth. The Tragedy of Mariam. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.