The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

by George Chapman

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George Chapman's "The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" is a sequel to his earlier work, "Bussy D'Ambois," and was first published in 1613. The play is one of Chapman's dramas based on recent political and historical events in France. Specifically the play draws upon Edward Grimeston's "A General Inventory of the History of France" as a primary source and revolves around historical events that occurred in 1588, during the reign of Henri III. The drama concerns the story of Clermont D'Ambois whose brother Bussy has been gunned down in an ambush. Clermont becomes involved in a relationship with Tamyra, Bussy's former lover, who urges Clermont to take vengeance on her husband Montsurry, who is responsible for Bussy's murder. Since the events of the play of are more reported rather than enacted "The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" has not earned itself a significant stage history. Despite this fact the work stands as an important example of the Jacobean revenge tragedy.

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ISBN-13: 9781420948530
Publisher: Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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