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Shakespeare and classical comedy [electronic resource] : the influence of Plautus and Terence /
Robert S. Miola.
imprint
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
description
xi, 234 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0198182694 (acid-free paper) :
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Book
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imprint
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
isbn
0198182694 (acid-free paper) :
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8568802
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [202]-228) and index.
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"Complements the author's Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy to form the most comprehensive treatment yet of classical drama's influence on Shakespeare....Both a classicist and Shakespearean scholar, Miola marshals a wealth of evidence convincingly and writes with critical sophistication and clarity. Highly recommended for any college or university library."--Religious Studies Review "...Miola's learned and perceptive volume is an impressive achievement, offering the best treatment to date of Shakespeare's indebtedness to, and transformation of, classical New Comedy."--Journal of English and Germanic Philology
"Complements the author's Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy to form the most comprehensive treatment yet of classical drama's influence on Shakespeare....Both a classicist and Shakespearean scholar, Miola marshals a wealth of evidence convincingly and writes with critical sophistication and clarity. Highly recommended for any college or university library."-- Religious Studies Review "...Miola's learned and perceptive volume is an impressive achievement, offering the best treatment to date of Shakespeare's indebtedness to, and transformation of, classical New Comedy."-- Journal of English and Germanic Philology
"Complements the author'sShakespeare and Classical Tragedyto form the most comprehensive treatment yet of classical drama's influence on Shakespeare....Both a classicist and Shakespearean scholar, Miola marshals a wealth of evidence convincingly and writes with critical sophistication and clarity. Highly recommended for any college or university library."--Religious Studies Review "...Miola's learned and perceptive volume is an impressive achievement, offering the best treatment to date of Shakespeare's indebtedness to, and transformation of, classical New Comedy."--Journal of English and Germanic Philology
'of exceptionally high quality ... companion volume to his book on the tragedies ... and every bit as good ... His book is illuminating, lovingly attentive to its texts, and gracefully written.'English Studies
'This book, a commendably swift follow-up to the author's Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca ... like its predecessor, digests a formidable amount of reading ... Robert Miola is a mature critic who has arrived at original insights by a long process of study and thought... this book takes its place among the few really valuable books on Shakespeare's comedies.'Brian Vickers, Centre for Renaissance Studies, ETH Zurich, MLR, 91.4, 1996
'This book, a commendably swift follow-up to the author's Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca ... like its predecessor, digests a formidable amount of reading ... Robert Miola is a mature critic who has arrived at original insights by a long process of study and thought ... this book takes its place among the few really valuable books on Shakespeare's comedies.'Brian Vickers, Centre for Renaissance Studies, ETH Zurich, MLR, 91.4, 1996'of exceptionally high quality ... companion volume to his book on the tragedies ... and every bit as good ... His book is illuminating, lovingly attentive to its texts, and gracefully written.'English Studies
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Summaries
Long Description
This book surveys Shakespeare's comedies, charting the influence upon them of the ancient playwrights, Plautus and Terence. Robert Miola analyses these sources, and places the comedies in their Renaissance context, as well as in the larger context of European theatre. Discovering new indebtedness, and discerning new patterns in previously attested borrowings, Shakespeare and Classical Comedy presents an integrated and comprehensive assessment of the complex interactions of the Classical, Shakesparian, and other Renaissance theatres. Robert Miola re-evaluates Plautus and Terence in the light of the Greek antecedents, and gives special attention to Renaissance translations and commentaries, Italian theorists, and playwrights, as well as contemporary dramtist such as Middleton, Joson, Heywood, and Chapman. Four broad catergories organize the discussion - New Comedic errors, intrigue, alazoneia, and romance - and each is illustrated by illuminating readings of individual Shakespearian plays. The author keeps in view Shakespeare's eclecticism, his habit of combining disparate sources and traditions, as well as the rich history of literary criticism and theatrical interpretation. The book concludes by discussing the presence of New Comedy in tragedy, in Hamlet and King Lear. Robert Miola's thoroughly researched book ranges over a vast amount of European drama, from Aristophanes to Beckett and Ionesco. It makes an important contribution to our understanding not only of Shakespeare and of his foremost antecedents, but also of his artistry and achievement.
Main Description
Robert Miola surveys Shakespeare's comedies, charting the influence upon them of the ancient playwrights, Plautus and Terence. He analyses these sources, and places the comedies in their Renaissance context, as well as in the larger context of European theatre.
Main Description
This book surveys Shakespeare's comedies, charting the influence upon them of the ancient playwrights Plautus and Terence. Miola analyzes these sources, and places the comedies in their Renaissance context, as well as in the larger context of European theater. Discovering new indebtedness, and discerning new patterns in previously attested borrowings, Shakespeare and Classical Comedy presents an integrated and comprehensive assessment of the complex interactions of the Classical, Shakesperian, and other Renaissance theaters. Robert Miola's thoroughly researched book ranges over a vast amount of European drama, from Aristophanes to Beckett and Ionesco. It makes an important contribution to our understanding not only of Shakespeare and of his foremost antecedents, but also of his artistry and achievement.
Main Description
This book surveys Shakespeare's comedies, charting the influence upon them of the ancient playwrights, Plautus and Terence. Robert Miola analyses these sources, and places the comedies in their Renaissance context, as well as in the larger context of European theatre.Discovering new indebtedness, and discerning new patterns in previously attested borrowings, Shakespeare and Classical Comedy presents an integrated and comprehensive assessment of the complex interactions of the Classical, Shakesparian, and other Renaissance theatres. Robert Miola re-evaluatesPlautus and Terence in the light of the Greek antecedents, and gives special attention to Renaissance translations and commentaries, Italian theorists, and playwrights, as well as contemporary dramtist such as Middleton, Joson, Heywood, and Chapman. Four broad catergories organize the discussion -New Comedic errors, intrigue, alazoneia, and romance - and each is illustrated by illuminating readings of individual Shakespearian plays. The author keeps in view Shakespeare's eclecticism, his habit of combining disparate sources and traditions, as well as the rich history of literary criticismand theatrical interpretation. The book concludes by discussing the presence of New Comedy in tragedy, in Hamlet and King Lear.Robert Miola's thoroughly researched book ranges over a vast amount of European drama, from Aristophanes to Beckett and Ionesco. It makes an important contribution to our understanding not only of Shakespeare and of his foremost antecedents, but also of his artistry and achievement.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Light Plautusp. 1
New Comedic Errorsp. 19
New Comedic Intriguep. 62
New Comedic Alazoneiap. 101
New Comedic Romancep. 140
Heavy Plautusp. 170
Bibliographyp. 202
Indexp. 229
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