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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 29–41.
Published: 01 March 1968
...Alan P. Cottrell Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 ZOILO-THERSITES: ANOTHER “SEHR EWSTER SCHERZ” IN GOETHE’S FAUS7‘ ZZ By ALAN E COnaEU One of the most bizarre figures in Goethe’s Fuust ZI makes an un- heralded entry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (3): 209–226.
Published: 01 September 1989
... about Troilus and Cres- sida we do not know, though it is possible that the seeming scarcity of early performances may owe something to the play’s troubling social message. Although many recent critics have emphasized, Thersites-like, the similarity between the malaise of the Greeks...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 June 1951
... : But now our wishes by the Fates are crost; We’ve gain’d a Thersite, and an Helen lost: The envious planet has deceiv’d our hope ; We’ve lost a St. Leger, and gain’d a Pope.7 In thus turning up the texts in which a murder charge was spelled out, Courthope revealed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 June 1962
... “bitter plays,” Shakespeare seems to have felt the need for a commentator who could, like Lear, criticize a mad Rolf Soellncr 147 world from a mad point of view, a kind of wise fool off-key, so to speak. Such is the railing buffoon Thersites in Troilus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (1): 23–29.
Published: 01 March 1972
... in Bartholomew Fair is “vaporous,” then Grace Wellborn is really no better than Ursula the pig-woman, and similarly Berowne is reduced to the level of Don Armado, Hector to that of Achilles or even Thersites, Duke Vincentio to Abhorson, Dau- phine and Truewit to the Collegiate Ladies, and so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 March 1983
... (editors). Representing Kenneth Burke. Balti- more and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, Selected Papers from the English Institute, ns., 6, 1982. xii + 175 pp. $12.00. ENGLISH Axton, Marie (editor). Three Tudor Classical Interludes: “Thersites...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 467–475.
Published: 01 December 1968
... of Mirabell. Although Vickers calls Troilus and Cressidu a tragicomedy, he apparently ac- cepts the views of Oscar J. Campbell and Alice Walker on the play, and he attempts to use what he calls “the decadent prose” of Troilus, as well as that of Pandarus and Thersites, in support of their views. He...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 June 1981
....” A closer analogy to this incident than any of those mentioned so far occurs in Troilus and Cressida. In V.ii, three characters (Troilus, Ulysses, and Thersites) eavesdrop on a conversation between Cressida and Diomedes. After Diomedes exits, Cressida delivers a soliloquy in which she...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (4): 455–464.
Published: 01 December 1943
... the very early Thersites (1537) or the Horestes of 1567-8. The earlier play derived its titular buffoon from a neo-Latin dialog by Ravisius Textor; and Horestes smells of the public scaffolds rather than of the candle-lighted great room of Whitehall. Two years later the play taken...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (2): 137–146.
Published: 01 June 1954
... Thersitical Magazinist, Mr. Poe is about 39. He may be more or less. If neither more nor less, we should say he was decidedly 39. But of this we are not certain. In height he is about 5 feet 1 or two inches, perhaps 2 inches and a half. His face is pale and rather thin-; eyes gray, watery...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 1986
... are of every kind, but wealth and poverty, health and disease are mixed in varying degrees in them all. Er’s observation of the souls choosing their lives moves him to pity and laughter; most, like the buffoon Thersites, who becomes an ape, follow the habits of their former lives, but Odysseus, cured...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 367–398.
Published: 01 December 1997
... of the intellectual field, that of exalted celebrants, usually applied to the great of the past, and that of a Thersites who arms himself with all the resources of a second-rate ‘sociology’ in order to discredit rivals by reducing their intentions to their presumed interests” (272). Bourdieu goes...