Spoilers: The Tragedy of Mariam (Introduction/Argument)

Feb 03, 2020, 11:54 AM

Slightly spoilery introduction to the backstory of The Tragedy of Mariam by Elizabeth Cary

Spoilers: The Tragedy of Mariam by Elizabeth Cary (Introduction and Argument)
Welcome to this first spoiler episode to The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry by Elizabeth Cary - and it's sort of not very spoilery! It's all about backstory and what comes before the action of the play (though there are some spoilers to the play). Host Robert Crighton attempts to explain the backstory and then is joined by Pamela Flanagan (who will be playing Salome) to read through Elizabeth Cary's attempt to explain the backstory. It's super hard... so just relax.
BE WARNED - If you just want to listen to the play as a play, don't listen to the spoilers episodes. Come back later, or don't listen. However, if you find early drama hard to follow, then you will get a good grounding in the action here - especially as we may make changes or cuts for our final version! The plain text version is rough in hew, it will change and we produce it in part to hunt out errors. 
You can buy soooooo many editions of this play you can buy - just google them, seriously - there are also etexts and on YouTube various other looks at the play. There will be more details coming soon for all the various links on the website, but till then...
For text, there's loads online - for example the Norton https://wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/noa/pdf/27636_17th_U03_Cary-1-51.pdf
And for your facsimile type thing something like this is out there https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.176700/page/n21/mode/2up
If you can't wait for our production there's the video of the Royal Holloway 1995 production, directed by Elizabeth Schafer
Other online versions can and should be searched for. 
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