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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 and...
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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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 June 1962
... buffoon Thersites in Troilus and Cressida, who lashes the falseness and lechery rampant in the Greek camp. But his incessant wallowing in mire betrays his satisfaction with vice rather than with virtue. Apemantus in Timon of Athens has a similar func- tion and a similarly distorted view. He...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 March 1983
... Brose (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
... Thersites, in support of their views. He compares Cressida’s reactions before the meeting with Troilus to those of Doll Tearsheet, and he reads several of Troilus’ speeches in a bawdy sense: Troilus tries to dispel Cressida’s fears with a well-meant animal image (one might describe the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (1): 23–29.
Published: 01 March 1972
... Achilles or even Thersites, Duke Vincentio to Abhorson, Dau- phine and Truewit to the Collegiate Ladies, and so on, because they must turn out to be only “apparent exceptions” to the lowest common denominator in the play. Thus the modern shift of emphasis from “va- riety” to “thematic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 June 1981
... longer uppermost in the minds of the eavesdroppers; it is merely a part of “what Lord Hamlet said.” 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (4): 455–464.
Published: 01 December 1943
... farcical distortion of classical materials like 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (2): 137–146.
Published: 01 June 1954
... fashion of our 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (3): 235–252.
Published: 01 September 1986
... lives available 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (4): 367–398.
Published: 01 December 1997