• RONALD VINCE deposited Théodore de Bèze, Abraham Sacrificing in the group Group logo of Early Modern TheaterEarly Modern Theater on Humanities Commons 3 years, 10 months ago

    Théodore de Bèze (1519-1605), French Reformer and Professor at Lausanne and Geneva, wrote his only play, “Abraham sacrifiant,” in 1550. The only readily available English translation, by Arthur Golding, was published in 1577. The translation offered here, based on the text of the original edition reproduced by Donald Stone, Jr. in “Four Renaissance Tragedies” (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1966), was prepared as a teaching text for students of the drama who lack French but who might be equally befuddled by Golding’s archaisms. I have tried to be accurate but the translation makes no claim to literary merit.