Priestly Playwright, Secular Priest: William Drury’s Latin and English Drama

Authors

  • Alison Shell University College London

Keywords:

William Drury, Hierarchomachia, Stuart Catholicism, Latin Drama, College Drama

Abstract

This article addresses William Drury's drama, focusing on a new addition to the canon of his work: Hierarchomachia or the Anti-Bishop, a manuscript play of uncertain authorship to date, which can now confidently be attributed to him. Together with the Latin dramas Drury published, it confirms his place as an important early seventeenth-century English playwright – albeit one whom most scholars in the area have never read – and a leading commentator on early Stuart Catholicism.

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Published

2021-11-24

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