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Cardenio without Shakespeare

Roger Chartier

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is devoted to the Spanish and French plays that adapted the story of Cardenio for the stage and coped with the same difficulties faced by Fletcher and Shakespeare (if they are the ... More


The Court and the Populace: Tragicomedy and Comitragedy

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Thomas Middleton’s major comedies and tragedies appeared to T. S. Eliot ‘as if written by two different men’. However, the truth is that Middleton ... More


‘A Song expressing the Change of their Condition’: Tragicomedy and Opera, 1668–1676  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Tragicomedy, the dominant genre of the early Restoration, did not survive long into the 1670s, killed off by declining faith in the heroic and the hero-king. The decreasing convincingness of early ... More


Honourable Murderers

Martin Wiggins

in Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

By 1600, the assassin needed no introduction to playgoers: allusions in early seventeenth-century plays tell us that he was a stock character, whose participation in murder plots could be taken for ... More


Light Seneca

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

While utilizing heavy Seneca and analysing how this provides models that emphasize Shakespeare's works on furor, tyranny, revenge, rhetoric, and other such themes, its use is not exclusive to this ... More


Heavy Plautus

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

While playwrights do not set New Comedy within strict generic and conventional bounds, we observe how Terence and Plautus were able to greatly influence various aspects of other genres such as ... More


Les Visionnaires

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

First performed by the Marais troupe, Jean Desmarets's second comedy, Les Visionnaires is his most successful work. The plot is simple. Alcidon, a complaisant father, has promised a daughter in ... More


The Historical Tragicomedies

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Prompted perhaps by Pierre Corneille's success with Le Cid, Jean Desmarets abandoned comedy for tragicomedy. Desmarets was elected on June 16 with Chapelain and the Abbé de Bourzeis, by the ... More


Introduction to Pericles and the Shakespeare Canon

MACD. P. JACKSON

in Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to Pericles and the Shakespeare canon. Pericles, it is widely agreed, is the first of Shakespeare's ‘last plays’, that highly distinctive group of romances and ... More


Knowing Your Place: Greene's Pandosto and Menaphon

Katharine Wilson

in Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Greene's two long pastoral fictions, Pandosto (1588) and Menaphon. These texts bear an intriguing relationship to Sidney's Old Arcadia (c.1580), then only circulating in ... More


Cupid and Psyche: A Divine Comedy

REGINE MAY

in Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202928
eISBN:
9780191707957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202928.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter attempts to link the tale of Cupid and Psyche with drama. It shows that Apuleius includes both comic and tragic elements in the same plot, and by doing so directs his readers’ sympathies ... More


Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph is a cultural history of the performance, reception and influence of the ancient Greek tragedy Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. First produced in the late 5th century BCE in Athens, ... More


Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England

Jason Lawrence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069147
eISBN:
9781781702543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069147.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. It suggests that ... More


The Tragic, the Comic and the Tragicomic in Cretan Renaissance Literature

David Holton

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Greek tragedy and comedy re-emerge in late sixteenth-century Crete, now based on Renaissance neo-classical prescriptions. Besides ‘pure’ examples of the genres we also find a tragedia di lieto fine ... More


Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns: And Some Conclusions

Annabel Patterson

in The International Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300198003
eISBN:
9780300210408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198003.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Khaled Hosseini's 2007 novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, an account of the complicated political and diplomatic history of Afghanistan. The novel chronicles the ... More


Generic Self-Reflexivity: Richard Brome's A Jovial Crew

Bradley D. Ryner

in Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing 1600-1642

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684656
eISBN:
9780748697113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684656.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter seeks to show how playing against expectations of genre can foster new types of systemic economic thought. Attending to genre, the organising principle abstracted from the heterogeneous ... More


Vision and desire: fantastic Renaissance spectacles

Beate Neumeier

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beate Neumeier focuses on ghostly apparitions and monstrous creatures like witches and devil-dogs in Renaissance plays from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth and The Winter’s Tale to Webster’s Duchess of ... More


The First Forty Years, 1906–46: Origins of a Vision and Form

Lois Gordon

in Reading Godot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter narrates the history and biography of Samuel Beckett after World War II, a period where he would produce his greatest works: Waiting for Godot, Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable. It ... More


Cukor’s Tragicomedies of Marriage: , , , and

Maureen Turim

in George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses four of Cukor's comedies: Dinner at Eight (1933), No More Ladies (1935), The Women (1939), and The Marrying Kind (1952). They are films largely derived from Broadway successes, ... More


Black Is, Black Ain't: Violence, Black Masculinity, and the Novel as Democratic Symbol

in The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554235
eISBN:
9780226554259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554259.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores Ralph Ellison's use of violence and the mixture of private ironies and public hopes, race, and masculinity in the short story “Flying Home.” This early story introduced themes ... More


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