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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 (1964) 25 (4): 383–399.
Published: 01 December 1964
... to a fruitful investi- gation of its forms and techniques in the light of Aristophanes, Roman New Comedy, I talian Renaissance drama, and classical and Renaissance nondramatic satire.I One consideration which has been somewhat neg- lected, however, is Jonson’s relationship to the late morality play...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 368–389.
Published: 01 December 1985
... pro- vided a unique theatrical experience. I wish to some degree to reconstruct this theatrical experience by examining Congreve’s use of disguise in his comedies. Disguise, of course, is absolutely fundamental to comedy, having secured in Roman New Comedy a place in comic structure...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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 to Rome from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 316–325.
Published: 01 September 1985
...L. A. Beaurline Copyright © 1985 by Duke University Press 1985 1 Anne Barton. Ben Jonson, Dramatist . Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984. xiv + 370 pp. $54.50, cloth; $17.95, paper. Katharine Eisaman Maus. Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mind . Princeton...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 139–169.
Published: 01 June 1998
... introduces into his tragedies a five-act division modeled on the five-act structure he perceived in Roman comedy and in Seneca’s tragedies; he begins his tragedies with separate prologues, in the manner of comic dramatists; he often uses double plots, with Terence as a model. His thematic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 377–382.
Published: 01 September 1968
.... Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, new enlarged edition, 1968 (1960). viii + 248 pp. $6.95. Altick, Richard D., and James F. Loucks, 11. Browning‘s Roman Murder Story: A Reading of “The Ring and the Book Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1968. x + 376 pp. $8.00. Barnes, Ronald E...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 118–120.
Published: 01 March 1963
... many of the technical devices used in The Celestina to Roman comedy (the categories of most characters, the imposition of the love theme), some of the new possibilities in plot to the medieval Latin elegiac comedy (the servant’s role in Baucis et Traco), and some principal technical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 176–178.
Published: 01 June 1955
..., 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, somewhat...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 June 1986
... 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: The Comedy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 407–421.
Published: 01 December 1951
... with a strong didactic penchant, he must have been concerned, like Shake- speare, to function in his craft against, and in spite of, the mounting Puritan attacks on the drama of his best years. Thus one feels with Professor Campbell that Sejunus (1603) and Cmiolunus (1608) follow a Roman pattern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 183–186.
Published: 01 June 1956
... elements in Green within the frame of modern realistic practice ; Eigeldinger concentrates more profoundly, if briefly, than did Christine Morrow in her sometimes shallow and scrappy Roman irre‘aliste duns les littbratures contemfloraines de langues francaise et anglaise (Toulouse et Paris...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 88–90.
Published: 01 March 1980
... 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 Chaucer’s debt to Ovid as a source of stories, structures...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 174–176.
Published: 01 June 1955
... the esthetic legitimacy of fantastic comedy in general” (p. 113). This, 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (3): 221–233.
Published: 01 September 1976
... city mag- istrates to disguise themselves in order to spy out sin, Whetstone uses the threadbare appeal to ancient Roman example. His particular hero is the emperor Alexander Severus, into whose mouth is put the fol- lowing admonition to the Roman senators: “. . . you must bee as well...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 445–448.
Published: 01 December 1975
... Kunst-, Xlusik- und Literatur- wissenschaft, 170, 1975. 521 pp. DhI 78, paper. Honnefelder, Gottfried. Der Brief im Roman: Untersuchungen zur erzuhltechni- schen Verwendung des Brzefes im deutschen Roman. Bonn: Rouvier Verlag Her- bert Grundmann, Honner Arbeiten zur Deutschen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (2): 151–157.
Published: 01 June 1963
... 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 Aristotle’s view of comedy is well...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 188–190.
Published: 01 June 1956
...: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, Uomini e Dot- trine 4, 1956. Pp. 130. Corrigan, Beatrice (editor). Curious Annals : New Documents Relating to Browning’s Roman Murder Story. Translated, edited, and with an Introduc; tion. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1956. Pp. 142...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 245–251.
Published: 01 June 1968
... Romanic Studies, Second Series, No. 17, 1968. x + 189 pp. $6.50; 58s. Tilley, Arthur. The Decline of the Age of Louis XIV, or, French Literature, 1687- 1715. New York: Barnes 8c Noble, 1968 (1929). xviii + 458 pp. $10.00. Warwick, Jack. The Long Journey: Literary Themes of French Canada...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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. $4.75...