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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2019) 80 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... possibilities for women as subjects. Shakespeare adapts the lost-child device from Roman new comedy to make female loss central to his tragicomic plots—much as it is to Woolf’s tragic narrative of Judith. New-comic plotting offers a provisional, conservative solution to the historical problem of the heiress...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1962) 23 (1): 88–89.
Published: 01 March 1962
... that Lievsay will supply it? ROBERTMCNULTY University of California,Berkeley Shakespeare’s Roman Plays: The Function of Imagery in the Drama. By MAURICECHARNEY. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1961. Pp. 250...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1965) 26 (2): 345–347.
Published: 01 June 1965
... studies. CHARLESFEIDELSON, JR. Yale University De F. T. Graindorge a A. 0. Barnabooth: Les Types ame‘ricains dans le Roman et le The‘dtre fran~ais(1861-1917). By SIMONJEUNE. Paris: Librairie Marcel Didier, 1963. xi + 522 pp. Simon...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1979) 40 (2): 115–134.
Published: 01 June 1979
... in the Drama (Cambridge, Mass.: Har- vard University Press, 1961), p. 207. However, the three most recent books on the Roman plays indicate a fruitful new direction. J. L. Simmons, Shakespeare’s Pagan World: The Ro- mun Tragedies (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1973...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1990) 51 (2): 144–166.
Published: 01 June 1990
... Roman com- mune, see Benson, pp. 339-86; Herbert Bloch, “The New Fascination with Ancient Rome,” in Renaissance and Renaual, pp. 61 5-36, esp. p. 633; Ioannis Saresbm’ensis Historia Pontzficnlis. John of Snlzshcly’s Memoirs of the Pupal Court, trans. Marjorie Chibnall (London: Thomas Nelson...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2017) 78 (1): 51–76.
Published: 01 March 2017
... under the Elms does, however, recall a number of O’Neill’s earlier plays. During an eleven-year period that began in 1913 with the composition of his first play, O’Neill repeatedly experimented with the New Comic template that Frye ( 2006 : 151) considers “the basis of most comedy, especially in its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2009
... that celebrated Roman conquests. For four hundred years the acting profession was constituted almost exclusively with victims of foreign wars. The same holds for the writers of the “golden age” of Roman comedy. This essay considers the genocidal memory of one survivor, the playwright Terence, brought...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1955) 16 (2): 176–178.
Published: 01 June 1955
..., to be sure, was true mainly of his classical period. He rejected this ideal the further he moved in the direction of Roman- ticism, favoring the romantic comedy he found in Shakespeare and Calderon to that of Aristophanes. As is shown in the following chapter, A. W. Schlegel tried...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1980) 41 (1): 88–90.
Published: 01 March 1980
.... FYLER.New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1979. x + 206 pp. $14.50. John Fyler does not attempt to reassess or add to the work done in E. F. Shannon’s Chaucer and the Roman Poets (1929) and Richard L. Hoffman’s O-cd and the “Canterbury Tales” (1967), the standard studies of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1986) 47 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 June 1986
... discovers his ideal self and he too becomes a natural man. He gleefully repudi- ates social institutions by ridding himself of his nameless and 3 Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974), pp. 17-18, 59-67, 253-56, et passim. Roman Laughter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1963) 24 (2): 151–157.
Published: 01 June 1963
... of the passage as necessarily meaning Greek and Roman comedy (as opposed to old comedy in the native English tradition),l* also record 0. J. Camp- bell’s view that Jonson here meant “the Greek comedy which culmi- nated in the work of Aristophane That Jonson misunderstood...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1974) 35 (4): 352–363.
Published: 01 December 1974
... came to see these g-reat matters “in a light definitely akin to the tragic.”17 A major critique of the Roman plays excludes Titus Andronicus and simply starts with Julius Caesar with no attempt to explain how or why by 1599 Shakespeare was drawn to it as a mirror of the times, although it...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2004) 65 (4): 628–631.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Roman Catholi- cism and extreme Protestantism and establishes a mean of Pyrrhonist con- tinuing inquiry between hasty embracing and dismissing of rival Christian sects. In the verse epistle to Sir Henry Wotton, “Sir, more than kisses,” Donne avoids the common glorification of the middle state for the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2008) 69 (2): 310–313.
Published: 01 June 2008
... for textual evidence. The introduction, for example, bristles with such italicized terms as amplificatio, pragmatographia, enargeia, dispositio, and nouveau roman as it quarries theories of rhetoric and logic from the classical period to the twentieth century to deliver a bracing, if impacted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2008) 69 (3): 415–417.
Published: 01 September 2008
... famous play by forever exorcising the modern Hamlet from its archaic battlements. In place of the Hamlet of the bildungs­ roman and the Oedipus complex, of tortured guilt and existential intellec- tualism, Margreta de Grazia recovers a frank and heavy Hamlet embedded in a deeply political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2004) 65 (2): 316–319.
Published: 01 June 2004
...María Soledad Barbón How to Write the History of the New World: Histories,Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World . By Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press,2001. xviii + 450 pp. © 2004 University of Washington 2004...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2013) 74 (4): 566–569.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Arabic script with the Roman alphabet (1928); and the enactment of the Measurements Law, which abolished the Arabic system of measurement and introduced the metric system (1931). There were many official justifications for the alphabet reform; the most obvious was the discrepancy between the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2008) 69 (3): 347–365.
Published: 01 September 2008
... about writing new plays to supplement them.1 In one of these plays, Sertorius (1662), the hero, an old Roman general, seduces the queen of Portugal. This relation is seen as a great rarity by the other characters, one of whom comments, Il est assez nouveau qu’un homme de son âge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2010) 71 (3): 229–269.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in terms of his and their own works; equally vain philosophers falsely separate the sun from God as an independent power source. Milton criticizes both the Neoplatonic solar mysticism and the godless materialism that could be associated with the new heliocentric model of the cosmos. He stakes out a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Despite the piety of its central theme, Le véritable Saint Genest turns out to be the (apparent) exception that proves the secularizing rule. The véritable of Rotrou’s title promises, among other things, a “true relation” of the legend of the Roman actor-saint Genest (Genesius), converted to the...