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Title: Thyestes
Authors: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Heywood, Jasper
Daalder, Joost
Keywords: English literature
Renaissance drama
Classical drama
Issue Date: 1982
Publisher: Ernest Benn Limited
Citation: Daalder, J. (Ed.),1982. Thyestes (J. Heywood, Trans.) (New Mermaids series). London: Ernest Benn Limited.
Abstract: This is an edition of an Elizabethan translation of Lucius Annaeus Seneca's play, Thyestes, written in Latin in Imperial Rome. Thus the play presented in this volume is not merely classical, but also one translated by an Elizabethan. One question that arises is how Seneca came to be of interest to the Elizabethans, another how we are to read the play as itself a Renaissance artefact, which has a good deal in common with important plays by artists like Shakespeare. In terms of their historical circumstances, their training and artistic structuring, as well as their concerns and 'world picture', Seneca and Shakespeare have many fundamental similarities.
Description: Renaissance
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26354
ISBN: 0510390102
Appears in Collections:Heywood, Jasper and Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

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Thyestes 1.pdfFront matter, Introduction, and Note on the Text4.1 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Thyestes 2.pdfThyestes, Acts 1 and 23.08 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Thyestes 3.pdfThyestes, Acts 3 to 5, Appendix2.8 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

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