Peele, George

(?1558-?1596)
   One of the most significant poets who was writing before Shakespeare. He was born probably in London and was educated at Christ's Hospital, the Bluecoat School, from 1565 to 1570, where his father was clerk. He graduated M.A. from Christ Church College, Oxford, in 1579, then became a successful playwright and actor, working for both the Lord Admiral's Company of Players and, in 1589, for the Queen's Men. His lyrics were included in the anthologies The Phenix Nest, 1593; England's Helicon and England's Parnassus (1600); and Belvidera, or the Garden of the Muses (1610). His work is in the categories of plays (written in verse), pageants, and miscellaneous verse. Most of his poetry is taken from his plays, often in the form of songs. Some of his plays: The Arraignment of Paris, ?1581. Tale of Troy, 1589. The Hunting of Cupid, 1591. The Famous Chronicle of King Edward I, surnamed Edward Longshanks, 1593. The Battle of Alcazar, 1594. Old Wives' Tale, 1595. The Love of King David and Fair Bethsabe, 1599. Some of his poems: "Anglorum Feriae," "Coridon and Melampus' Song," "Edward the First," "Polyhymnia."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse 1509-1659. David Norbrook, ed. Penguin Books, 1992. The Works of George Peele: Vols. I and II. A.H. Bullen, ed. Kennikat Press, Inc., 1966. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Peele, George — ▪ English dramatist born , c. July 25, 1556, London, Eng. died , c. Nov. 9, 1596       Elizabethan dramatist who experimented in many forms of theatrical art: pastoral, history, melodrama, tragedy, folk play, and pageant.       Peele s father was …   Universalium

  • PEELE, GEORGE —    dramatist, of the Elizabethan period, born in London; author of Arraignment of Paris and David and Bathsabe, full of passages of poetic beauty; has been charged with having led the life of a debauchee and to have died of a disease brought on… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Peele, George — (1558? 1597?)    Dramatist and poet, s. of a salter in London, ed. at Christ s Hospital and Oxf., where he had a reputation as a poet. Coming back to London about 1581 he led a dissipated life. He appears to have been a player as well as a… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • PEELE (G.) — PEELE GEORGE (1556 1596) Après avoir reçu une bonne éducation, George Peele est d’abord poète de cour, puis il s’essaie à de nombreuses formes d’art théâtral: pastorale, drame historique, mélodrame, tragédie, théâtre populaire, «pageant». En 1583 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • George Peele — (born in London and baptized 25 July 1556 ndash; buried 9 November 1596), was an English dramatist.LifePeele was christened on 25 July 1556. His father, who appears to have belonged to a Devonshire family, was clerk of Christ s Hospital, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Peele — ist der Familienname von George Peele (1556 1596), englischer Dramatiker Jordan Peele (*1979), Comedian Randy Peele (*1957), Basketballtrainer Stanton Peele (*1946), Autor William Walter Peele (1881 1959), US amerikanischer Bischof Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Peele — (* 1556 in London; † 1596) war ein englischer Dramatiker. Leben Er wurde am 25. Juli 1556 getauft. Sein Vater, der einer Familie aus Devonshire zu entstammen scheint, war Buchhalter am Christ s Hospital und schrieb zwei Abhandlungen über… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Peele — (bautizado el 25 de julio de 1556; enterrado el 9 de noviembre de 1596), dramaturgo inglés, nació en Londres. Era copropietario de un teatro y en él representó, alrededor del año 1584, su obra El Juicio de París. Los amores del rey David con la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Peele — (spr. pīl), George, engl. Dramatiker, einer der unmittelbaren Vorläufer Shakespeares, wurde 1579 Magister der freien Künste in Oxford, dann Stadtpoet in London, führte dort in der Art damaliger Theaterdichter ein etwas genialisches Leben und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Peele — (spr. pihl), George, engl. Dramatiker, geb. um 1558 in Devon, lebte in London, Freund Marlowes, gest. vor 1598; schrieb: »The arraignment of Paris« (1584), »The battle of Alcazar« (um 1591), »Edward I.« (1593), »The old wives tale« (vor 1595),… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.