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The Brome play of Abraham and Isaac


Titre:The Brome play of Abraham and Isaac; The Brome "Abraham and Isaac"; The Brome Abraham; The Sacrifice of Isaac
Date:XVe siècle
Forme:465 vers
Incipit:Fader of hevyn omnipotent,
with all my hart to the I call;
thow hast ȝoffe me both lond and rent,
and my lyvelod thow hast me sent…
Explicit:… and feytheffully serve hym qwyll ȝe be qvart
that ȝe may plece God bothe evyn and morne.
Now Jesu, that weryd the crown of thorne,
bryng us all to hevyn blysse!
  1. New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, 365, f. 15r-22r [⇛ Description]
Éditions anciennes
Éditions modernes
  • Toulmin Smith, L., « Abraham and Isaac, a mystery play; from a private manuscript of 15th century », Anglia, 7, 1884, p. 316-337. [DZ] [GB] [HT] [IA]
  • A Common-Place Book of the Fifteenth Century, Containing a Religious Play and Poetry, Legal Forms, and Local Accounts, printed from the original manuscript at Brome Hall, Suffolk, by Lady Caroline Kerrison, edited with notes by Lucy Toulmin Smith, London, Trübner, 1886, [viii] + 176 p. + [2] p. de pl. (ici p. 46-69) [GB] [IA]
  • Varnhagen, Hermann, De fabula scenica immolationem Isaac tractante quae sermone medio-anglico conscripta in Codice Bromensi asservata est, Erlangen, Junge, 1899, 20 p.
  • A Literary Middle English Reader, edited by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Boston etc., Ginn, 1915, xxviii + 554 p. (ici p. 497-517) [IA: ex. 1, ex. 2]
  • Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays, edited by A. C. Cawley, London, Dent (Everyman's Library, 381), 1922; 1961; 1993.
  • Hubbell, Jay B., et John O. Beaty, An Introduction to Drama, New York, Macmillan, 1927, xii + 838 p.
  • Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments, edited by Norman Davis, London, Oxford University Press (Early English Text Society), 1970.
  • Drama from the Middle Ages to the Early Twentieth Century: An Anthology of Plays with Old Spelling, edited by Christopher J. Wheatley, Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America Press, 2016, xv + 1006 p. (ici p. 14-25)
Traductions modernes
  • Fort, Margaret Dancy, « The metres of the Brome and Chester Abraham and Isaac plays », Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, 41:4, 1926, p. 832-839. DOI: 10.2307/457450
  • Harper, Carrie Anna, « A comparison between the Brome and Chester plays of Abraham and Isaac », Studies in English and Comparative Literature by Former and Present Students at Radcliffe College, éd. Agnes Irwin, Boston, Ginn (Radcliffe College Monographs, 15), 1910, p. 51-73.
  • Kline, Daniel, « Doing justice to Isaac: Levinas, the Akedah, and the Brome Play of Abraham and Isaac », Levinas and Medieval Literature: The "Difficult Reading" of English and Rabbinic Texts, éd. Ann W. Astell et J. A. Jackson, Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Press, 2009, p. 107.
  • Mills, David, « The Doctor's epilogue to the Brome Abraham and Isaac: a possible analogue », Leeds Studies in English, n. s., 11, 1980, p. 105-110.
  • Schell, Edgar, « Fulfilling the law in the Brome Abraham and Isaac », Leeds Studies in English, n. s., 25, 1994, p. 149-158.
Répertoires bibliographiques
Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 2 janvier 2020