George Peele, 1556-1596, was a Londoner, scholar, poet, and playwright. Due to his matriculation at Oxford, he has been included among the so-called University Wits, that is, professional writers with a classical education (also, Marlowe, Nashe, Greene). Peele's first known play, The Arraignment of Paris was performed at court before Queen Elizabeth by the Children of the Chapel in the early 1580s; it was published in 1584. His best known commercial plays are The Battle of Alcazar and Edward I. He wrote Old Wives Tale for the Queen's Men probably some years before its publication in 1595. Recently scholars have fresh interest in Peele and his dramatic corpus because a consensus is forming among those who do authorship work that Peele collaborated with Shakespeare on Titus Andronicus. He is assigned the first act (including Aaron's 'Tamora' soliloquy). Some scholars assign him the entire play, claiming that the play we have is a revision of Peele's work by Shakespeare. Peele is credited with at least one play now lost, "The Turkish Mahomet and Hiren the Fair Greek."