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First Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Andronicus Commenius, A Tragedy (John Wilson, 1627-1696)
London, for J Starkey, 1664. 4º

A blank verse tragedy based on the story of Andronicus Comnenus as told by Peter Heylin in his Cosmography. It contains a scene between the usurper and the widow of his victim Alexius which follows very closely Shakespeare's treatment of a parallel situation in Richard III.

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Andronicus Comnenius: a tragedy. By John Wilson.
London : printed for John Starkey, at the Mitre between the Middle-Temple Gate and Temple-Bar in Fleetstreet, 1664.

[8], 87, [1] p. ; 4⁰. Imprimatur on leaf A1 'January 18. 1663/4. Imprimatur, Roger L’Estrange.'

Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), W2912

In verse; an anonymous verse play of similar title 'Andronicus: a tragedy, impieties long successe, or heavens late revenge' appeared in 1661, this is occasionally attributed to Wilson but usually credited to Thomas Fuller -- though often confused with an entirely different prose text by Fuller 'Andronicus, or The unfortunate politician' of 1646.

PL 1604.1 bound with 'Pompey the Great· A tragedy.'

Second Reading

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