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"Tomerania" is not a word that seems to make any sense.  J. Q. Adams, discussing Hill's list, suggests textual corruption, and that the word should be read either as "Pomerania", or as "Tamercam", a form of Tamburlaine (Adams, 97-8).  Bentley (5.1421) reports Adams's two suggestions without enthusiasm for either.   
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"Tomerania" is not a word that seems to make any sense.  J. Q. Adams, discussing Hill's list, suggests textual corruption.  He proposes instead the reading "Pomerania".  As Adams observes: "the play may have dealt with the devastation of that unfortunate province in the Thirty Years' War".  As an alternative interpretation, he suggests "Tamercam", a form of the name Tamburlaine (Adams, 97-8).  Bentley (5.1421) reports Adams's two suggestions without enthusiasm for either.   
  
 
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Revision as of 09:23, 18 June 2010

Anon. before 1703

Historical Records

Hill's list

Hill's list is reproduced and discussed here. The forty-seventh item on it is:

The Tragedy of Tomerania


Theatrical Provenance

Unknown


Probable Genre(s)

Tragedy


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

None known


References to the Play

None known


Critical Commentary

"Tomerania" is not a word that seems to make any sense. J. Q. Adams, discussing Hill's list, suggests textual corruption. He proposes instead the reading "Pomerania". As Adams observes: "the play may have dealt with the devastation of that unfortunate province in the Thirty Years' War". As an alternative interpretation, he suggests "Tamercam", a form of the name Tamburlaine (Adams, 97-8). Bentley (5.1421) reports Adams's two suggestions without enthusiasm for either.


For What It's Worth

EEBO-TCP can offer no obvious help at the time of writing. Google finds many occurrences of the string "Tomerania", but they all appear to result from OCR errors for the word "Pomerania".


Works Cited

Shaw, Catherine M. Richard Brome. Boston: Twayne, 1980.


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