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William Percy's Mahomet and his heaven : a critical edition

Author: William Percy; Matthew Dimmock
Publisher: Aldershot Ashgate 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

William Percy's "Mahomet and His Heaven" (1601) is a modern play based upon the Qur'an, which places Prophet Muhammad on the stage. This title presents the play in its entirety, with a critical  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Percy; Matthew Dimmock
ISBN: 9780754654063 0754654060
OCLC Number: 1014656652
Description: 259 p. 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction: Play and playwright; The Qu'ran, the Bible and religious polemic; Portraying 'Mahomet'; Alchemy and the occult; Unravelling the playscript: I. Textual history; II. Sources and performance; 'Strange and wayward'? A note on this edition. Mahomet and His Heaven; Textual variants; Explanatory notes to the play; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: ed. by Matthew Dimmock.


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'Matthew Dimmock's stated aim is to recover Mahomet and His Heaven "for any consideration of early English mythologies of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad". It is a task he performs admirably - his Read more...

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