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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Descartes's Fictions: Reading Philosophy with Poetics

Emma Gilby

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831891
eISBN:
9780191869723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Descartes’s Fictions traces common movements in early modern philosophy and literary method. This volume reassesses the significance of Descartes’s writing by bringing his philosophical output into ... More


Theaters of Pardoning

Bernadette Meyler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

To address the roots of pardoning’s treatment in contemporary politics and uncover what new formulations of pardoning might contribute, this book examines the role of what it calls “theaters of ... More


Introduction Theaters of Pardoning

Bernadette Meyler

in Theaters of Pardoning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction draws on theories of genre and existing work in early modern law and literature to define the attributes and explain the significance of theaters of pardoning. Demonstrating the ... More


Emplotting Politics James I and the “Powder Treason”

Bernadette Meyler

in Theaters of Pardoning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure was staged before King James I in 1604 and could have provided a model of mercy for his response to the infamous Gunpowder Plot—Guy Fawkes’s attempt along with other ... More


Madame de Villedieu, a Woman on Her Own

in Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Molière : A Novel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144191
eISBN:
9780226144214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144214.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the life of Marie-Catherine Desjardins, known as Madame de Villedieu, a prolific writer who not only played an important role in the evolution of the early modern novel in ... More


“To Stride a Limit”: Imperium, Crisis, and Accommodation in Shakespeare's Cymbeline and Pericles

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on William Shakespeare's Pericles (1609) and Cymbeline (ca. 1610), this chapter explores a virtual jurisdiction constitutive of empire. Shakespearean romantic tragicomedy emerges here as an ... 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


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