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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Christopher Braider Abstract Students of seventeenth-century French drama offer oddly truncated readings of Jean Rotrou’s Véritable Saint Genest . Fascinated by the play within a play in which the eponymous saint is converted to a Christian martyr’s faith by performing a Christian martyr’s role...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 343–346.
Published: 01 September 1972
... as “spatbiirgerliches Trauerspiel in Prosa” (p. 65), or the end as an apotheosis of a martyr’s drama (p. 68). On the other hand, Key’s view of the story as “ein meisterhafter Beitrag zu dem uralten Thema von der Erniedrigung und der Erhebung des iVlenschen” (p. 68) is excellent. ‘l‘his is a true vestige...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 432–434.
Published: 01 December 1975
.... The second is concerned with three persistent shapes that historical drama takes: those of the conspiracy, the JOHN P. SISK 433 tyrant, and the martyr play. The third, in which the distinction between poetry and history is reinterpreted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 368–369.
Published: 01 September 1964
... that there is anything complacent or sentimen- tal in the groundwork of the book itself. The moral and physical crises out of which martyrs are made, and the intellectual and spiritual tensions through which saints come to their glory, are far too essential to the drama of the book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 March 1980
... the drama, examining in this context, among other works, Rotrou’s Venceslas, Corneille’s Cinna, Gryphius’s Carolus Stuardus (on the execution of Charles I), Vondel’s Luczfer, Marvell’s “Horatian Ode,” and the panegyric poetry of Dryden. Breadth distinguishes Skrine’s volume in other respects...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 42–48.
Published: 01 March 1955
... found an opportunity of ex- pressing through literary models advanced thoughts on those ideas which her compatriots were clothing in pictures of the present. Since this poetic drama has not been translated into English, it may not be out of place to summarize it briefly. As the play opens...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (1): 86–88.
Published: 01 March 1987
... that in their different ways these authors’ works and others all depend upon the trial of the Protestant martyr as the crucial experience in the trial of truth, and that the conduct of the dissenters in such situ- ations amounts to a kind of “displaced drama.” But this drama, which is not quite drama, lies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 369–371.
Published: 01 September 1964
... that there is anything complacent or sentimen- tal in the groundwork of the book itself. The moral and physical crises out of which martyrs are made, and the intellectual and spiritual tensions through which saints come to their glory, are far too essential to the drama of the book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 March 1955
... Knight and Martyr, Sir John Oldcastle,” in the preface of which he noted that “In Shakespeare’s first shew of Harrie the Fift the person with which he undertook to play a buffone was not Falstaffe, but Sir John Oldcastle.”2 Thomas Fuller also had included this point of information in his Church...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 373–394.
Published: 01 December 1984
... their passionate, intellectual intensity. DRAMA Eliot’s drama of will is familiar and can be outlined briefly. His characters, especially in the early poems, suffer from a lack of will. They are inert, diffident, impotent, aimless, lost “Among velleities and carefully caught regrets Prufrock...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 237.
Published: 01 June 1950
... sensitivity to the influences of his environment and his lack of the power of self-analysis as shown in the autobiographical Eim Jupmf. In Toller’s realization of a decline of creative power and lack of faith, Mr. Willibrand sees the real causes for the latter’s suicide. Toller was not a martyr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (3): 292–294.
Published: 01 September 1981
... casuistical method. Pseudo-Martyr offers the best illustration of Donne’s conception of casuistry, in her view, but lacks the force and comprehensiveness of the work of the major casuists. Slights gives most of her attention to the sat- ires, arguing that the speaker resolves his own case...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 219–223.
Published: 01 June 1994
... ideas that would have required reformulation of the framework of argument were introduced but not developed. For example, Enders acknowledges in the introduction that she will focus on “law, disputation, and drama as discursive phenomena rather than as social/anthropological entities” (ii...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 263–285.
Published: 01 June 1942
... extant venture with serious drama, derives from the current theatrical formulae fashioned by Mar- lowe and by Kyd. Several other matters, too, deserve serious con- sideration. Besides the development and the progression which the theater, as well as the age itself, had undergone...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 237–238.
Published: 01 June 1950
.... Toller was not a martyr. As to the much debated question of Toller’s Marxist leanings, Mr. Willibraiid proves ably that Toller never was a true Marxist because of his abhorrence oi violence and human sacrifice, his awareness of the weaknesses of the proletariat, his doubts that economy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 176–177.
Published: 01 June 1956
... away from the traditional form and toward realism. The old theory that the novelle is a close kin of the drama is so congenial to Silz that he draws most of his analogies not from narrative forms, but from dramatic works. Many are convincing, but some seem to this reviewer not too well...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 177–178.
Published: 01 June 1956
.... Like a guiding thread throughout is Silz’s desire to demonstrate how each author has enlarged the scope of the novelle and taken a significant step away from the traditional form and toward realism. The old theory that the novelle is a close kin of the drama is so congenial to Silz that he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (2): 151–167.
Published: 01 June 1976
... a context for the idea of “eine Heilige, die ihr Blut ver- gieat,” which we shall now tend to think of as the painting of a martyr. The grammatically required predicate in the last clause, “Wie eine Hei- lige [sich matt lachelnd ziert] ,” reinforces this suggestion by the idea of an affected...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (1): 82–85.
Published: 01 March 1978
... KEVIEWS a clear dramatic distance between Tennyson and his speakers, they also dif- fer from a mere impersonation. As Christopher Ricks and W. E. Fredeman have shown, such poems tend to reproduce the drama of life itself, a drama that is ironic, and rarely predictable in the answers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 34–45.
Published: 01 March 1964
... and suddenly finds himself stripped of his royal robes at first endeavors to play at being the martyr- Christ, but upon the rack of this tough world his disingenuousness6 does not go unchallenged. When Richard hurls down the “flattering glass” and proclaims, “Mark, silent king, the moral...