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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (4): 339–351.
Published: 01 December 1974
...G. W. Majors Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST BRUTUS HIS ROLE IN LUCRECE By G. W. MAJORS Moral ambiguities scarcely abound in The Rape of Lucrece. For all the atten tion given...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (2): 115–134.
Published: 01 June 1979
..., and that of Brutus, who congratulates himself for his patriotism. When we move from Macbeth to Ju- lius Caesar, we move into a wholly different moral world where human choice has a dif- ferent reference and a different order of consequence. JOHN ALVIS 117...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 417–440.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of the tragedy and its all-important significance for early Haitian politics when, on receiving his hearing invitation, he reportedly quipped: “These men want to be Cassiuses and Brutuses ; but they will not find in me a Caesar” (Ces messieurs veulent être des Cassius et des Brutus ; mais ils ne trouveront...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 June 1962
... [Oxford, 19121, sig. A2v) 16 Tusculan Disbutations II.xii.53. 142 Shakespeare and the Limits of Knowledge After all, Leonato’s allegation is altogether disproved by the fact that Shakespeare created in the Brutus of Julius Caesar an adherent of Stoic philosophy who could...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (4): 339–357.
Published: 01 December 1979
... grammar school curriculum devoted to rhetoric was de- signed to “provoke contrary interpretations and arguments” on historical subjects. Students were required to debate both sides of such questions as Melanchthon’s “Was Brutus right or wrong in murdering Caesar?” This training resulted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 505–529.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and Juliet’s wedding night, as well as passages from Julius Caesar (Portia and Brutus, 2.1), King Lear (Lear and the Fool, 3.2), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The translations are for the most part quite literal, but they use alexandrine couplets, a form consistent with ancien régime dramatic tradition...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (1): 99–102.
Published: 01 March 1995
... the ‘lost heir’ trope” to present “the story of a royal family whose internal divisions nearly destroy an empire” ( 117). In later “neclrepublican” plots like those of Bancroft’s Tragedy of Sertm’s (1679) and Lee’s Lucius Junius Brutus (1680) civic heroes appear in the form of sword-bearing lawgivers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (1): 27–34.
Published: 01 March 1957
... of mood, and the variation from verse to prose. In the Elizabethan drama, whenever there is an alter- nation of mood, it is, as Eliot somewhere suggests, generally in the direction of humor, as in the scene in Julius Caesar where Casca recounts to Cassius and Brutus the refusal of Caesar...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 366–367.
Published: 01 December 1956
.... The very relevant concept of reputation has been conveyed to us not only by Othello but by the other char- acters. He gives us a Brutus who, having accepted republicanism as an honor- able end, sets out to dignify assassination, the means to the honorable end, by lifting it to the level of rite...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 235–242.
Published: 01 June 1942
.... 235 236 Additional “Historia Regum Britanniae” Manuscripts diensise quendam britanici sermonis librum vetustissimum ; enthalt die fabelhafte Geschichte von Brutus primus rex Britonum usque ad Cadualdium7 filium Caduallonis (bis 689). Since Geoffrey’s authorship...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 264–283.
Published: 01 September 1978
... and prompt the mental urgencies of such poems as Donne’s Satire IZI. Shakespeare can set an Antony off against a Brutus, for example, disturbing our minds with the generation of \eemingly cogent arguments defending the course of action adopted by each of those warring protagonists. But when...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 607–611.
Published: 01 December 1969
... on a brief passage or episode. In Julius Caesar it is the striking of the clock in 1I.i-conventionally taken as an anachronistic slip. No slip at all, says Burckhardt; Shakespeare purposely introduced the anachronism to alert us to the issue that Brutus himself is anachronistic in planning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 307–314.
Published: 01 June 1942
..., and Brutus in the Wigmore Manuscript.” Speculum, XVI ( 1941 ) , 109-120. 2391. Gregg, W. W. “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” [Brief note.] LTLS, Feb. 8, 1941, p. 67. 2391a. Grinsell, L. V. “The Boat of the Dead in the Bronze Age.” [Includes Arthur and Avalon.] Antiquity, XV (1941...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 149–175.
Published: 01 June 2021
... ( History of the Kings of Britain , ca. 1136), an origin story cited by Edward I in his appeal to the papacy supporting suzerainty over Scotland (Ruddick 2013 : 69, 172–74; Stones 1965 : 97–98). Geoffrey ( 2007 ) narrates how Brutus, grandson of Aeneas and a Trojan refugee, washed up on the shore...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 85–86.
Published: 01 March 1984
.... But is there any real evidence in the plays to support the notion that Shakespeare was tempted by Marlovian dreams of power or by self-indulgent poetic fantasizing? One might as well infer from the sympathetic portrayals of Romeo and Juliet and Brutus and Portia that Shakespeare came to terms with his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 362–363.
Published: 01 September 1946
... of Wordsworth’s well-known association with Beaupuy, and of the Girondist newspapers available to Wordsworth. A strik- ing example of this cult is Louvet’s speech in the National Conven- tion: a French translation of an oration of Brutus, as reported by Livy. It is, of course, hardly surprising...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 125–126.
Published: 01 March 1942
... an unconsciousness of source as a controlling element. The feigned madness of Hamlet, for example, is provided for in the source; so also Brutus and Cas- sius occupy their particular attitudes towards suicide, not from choice, but from Plutarch. The author sees the necessity of a broader view than...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 335–337.
Published: 01 September 1972
... and Corio- lanus. In none of these plays, nor in the more sincerely heroic characters of Brutus and Othello, is there anything of the “saint” in the “hero.” Or, if there is (which I would not altogether deny), Shakespeare has succeeded in skillfully disguising it from his audience. It is, one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (4): 492–494.
Published: 01 December 1967
.... Chapter I examines the self-image by which Brutus is deluded. As savior of Rome, he forgets that the messianic illusion is common to tyrants and that Caesar might have been motivated by laudable ambition not unlike his own. His idealism permits him to forget the “hard necessity of politics” (p...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 3–21.
Published: 01 March 1970
.... Act 111, scene ii is a comic version ofJulius Caesar; it is the parable of strange political bedfellows, and we cannot help but recall that noble rebel against authority-Brutus, a king-killer in fact and not just in muddled intention, whose tragedy is a consequence of his political adulteries...