• RONALD VINCE deposited The Sacrifice of Abraham (1539) in the group Group logo of Early Modern TheaterEarly Modern Theater on Humanities Commons 3 years, 8 months ago

    The anonymous “Le Sacrifice d’Abraham” performed before Francis I in Paris in 1539 has traditionally been treated–if at all–simply as a variant of an earlier play of the same name published as part of the 15th-century “Mistère du Viel Testament.” More recently, it has been suggested that the play anticipates the direction taken by Théodore de Bèze in his better known “Abraham sacrifiant” (1550). This English translation is offered in the hope that it might encourage a fresh estimation of the play’s merits and significance.