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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Berek, Peter. "''Locrine'' Revised, ''Selimus,''and Early Responses to ''Tamburlaine''." ''Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama'' 23 (1980): 33-54.</div>
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<div style="padding-left: 2em; text-indent: -2em">Greg, W. W. "Three Manuscript Notes by Sir George Buc." ''The Library'' 12 (1931): 307-321.</div>
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Revision as of 12:07, 11 June 2015

Charles Tilney (c. 1585)


Historical Records

Buc's note

An undated note in the hand of Sir George Buc on the title page of one of five surviving copies of Locrine (printed 1595) reads:

Char. Tilney wrote <a>

Tragedy of this mattr <wch>
hee named Estrild: <& wch>
J think is this. It was l<lost ?>
by his death. & now [?] s<ome ? >
fellow hath published <it.>
J made the dūbe shewes for it.
wch J yet have. G. B<.>.


Locrine, Fondation Martin Bodmer, thumbnail.jpg Locrine Estrild Buc's note, Fondation Martin Bodmer, thumbnail.jpg

Buc signature on the title page of Locrine; reproduced with permission from the Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cologny, Geneve.


Theatrical Provenance

Unknown; information welcome.

Probable Genre(s)

Tragedy


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

The story would have to be a pseudo-biography of Estrildis, daughter of the King of Germany, in the time of the war between Brute, first king of the Britons, versus Humber, King of the Huns, c. 1115-1075. B.C.E. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Estrildis was one of three captives aboard the ship of Humber, which held the spoil of Humber's recent conquests in Germany. Locrine, eldest son of Brute, defeated Humber in battle (Humber fled and drowned in the River Humber). Locrine then pillaged Humber's ships and claimed the girls. It was Estrildis who set him on fire, however: "so fair was she that scarce might any be found to compare with her for beauty, for no polished ivory, nor newly-fallen snow, nor no lilies could surpass the whiteness of her flesh" (Sacred Texts).






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References to the Play

The only surviving reference to "Estrild" is Buc's note (See Historical Records.)


Critical Commentary

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For What It's Worth

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Works Cited

Berek, Peter. "Locrine Revised, Selimus,and Early Responses to Tamburlaine." Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 23 (1980): 33-54.
Geoffrey of Monmouth. The History of the Kings of Britain. Internet Sacred Text Archive (Book II).
Greg, W. W. "Three Manuscript Notes by Sir George Buc." The Library 12 (1931): 307-321.
Griffin, Benjamin. "Locrine and the Babington Plot," Notes and Queries 44:1 (1997): 37-40.
Knutson, Roslyn L. "Ur-Plays and Other Exercises in Making Stuff Up." In Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England. Ed. David McInnis and Matthew Steggle. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014. 31-54.
Maxwell, Baldwin. Studies in the Shakespeare Apocrypha. New York: Greenwood Press, 1956.




Site created and maintained by Roslyn L. Knutson, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; updated 11 June 2015.