Mixing Genres in George Peele's 'The Love of David and Fair Bersabe.'

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The article examines George Peele's play, "David and Bethsabe." Peele's "David and Bethsabe" uses a mixture of Elizabethan poetic and dramatic genres, and proposes that the character of David be used to expose or attack the political and personal issues of the 16th and 17th century. The author infers that despite David's usefulness as a literary character, writers only tend to focus on particular aspects of his life, especially on his sin of adultery with Bethsabe.

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