Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the Accession of Queen Elizabeth to the Closing of the Theaters - Vol. 2

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II
XIII. HISTORY AND TRAGEDY ON CLASSICAL MYTH AND STORY
Influence of ancient drama in England, 1.--Seneca in the academic drama, and at court, 2.--French Seneca in England, 5.--Garnier imitated and translated, 6.--Samuel Daniel and his Senecan plays, Cleopatra and Philotas, 8.--Fulke Greville, his Alaham and Mustapha, 10.--Sir William Alexander, his Monarchic Tragedies, 14.--Early popular plays on classical subjects, 16.--Lodge's Marius and Sulla, The Wars of Cyrus, and Marlowe and Nash's Dido, 16.--Thomas Heywood's dramatized mythology, 19.--Plays on Julius Cæsar, 21.-- Shakespeare's Julius Cæsar, 23.--Jonson's Sejanus, 24.-- Marston's Sophonisba, and Heywood's Lucrece, 27.--Classical tragedies at the universities, 27.--Shakespeare's later plays on classical subjects: Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Pericles,28. --Shakespeare's interest in character, 31.--Jonson's Catiline, 32.--Jonson in classical tragedy, 33.--The Tragedy of Nero, 34.--Minor plays of the type, 35.--Fletcherian dramas in classic setting, The Humorous Lieutenant, 37.--The Virgin Martyr, Valentinian, The Roman Actor, and other plays of Fletcher and Massinger of the type, 39.--Thomas May and his classical tragedies, 43.--Minor writers of later plays on classical subjects, 45.--Nathaniel Richards, his Messalina, 49.
XIV. THE COLLEGE DRAMA
Academic and popular drama contrasted, 51.--Popular plays at the universities, 52.--Early theatrical performances at Oxford and Cambridge, 53.--Queen Elizabeth at Cambridge, 1564, 56.--The queen at Oxford, 1566, 57.--William Gager, his Latin plays and controversy with Rainolds, 59.--Satirical quality of college plays, 60.--Pedantius, 62.--Bellum Grammaticale,63.--The Parnassus plays, 65.--Their authorship and interpretation, 67.--Their allusions to Shakespeare and others, 68.--Narcissus and Lingua,70.--Theatromania at

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents of Volume II v
  • XIII History and Tragedy on Classical Myth and Story 1
  • XIV The College Drama 51
  • XV The English Masque 93
  • XVI The Pastoral Drama 139
  • XVII Tragicomedy and "Romance" 182
  • XVIII Later Comedy of Manners 240
  • XIX Decadent Romance 307
  • XX The Drama in Retrospect 371
  • Bibliographical Essay 433
  • Index 625
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