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Bel-Vedére (1600) and the Dates of Thomas Combe’s Theater of Fine Devices and Dunstan Gale’s Pyramus and Thisbe

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Erne Lukas, Singh Devani,
Project Belvedere (1600) and Its Literary Contexts
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Notes and Queries
Volume (Issue) 66(3)
Page(s) 467 - 469
Title of proceedings Notes and Queries
DOI 10.1093/notesj/gjz106

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Type of Open Access Green OA Embargo (Freely available via Repository after an embargo)


The presence of passages from Thomas Combe’s Theater of Fine Devices in the commonplace book Bel-vedére (1600) makes it reasonable to conclude that a pre-1600 edition of The Theater of Fine Deuices existed. Similarly, a passage from Pyramus and Thisbe in Bel-vedére corroborates the case for a pre-1600 date for Gale’s poem.