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The Senecan tradition in Renaissance tragedy; a re-issue of an essay published in 1921.

Author: H B Charlton
Publisher: [Manchester] Manchester University Press, 1946.
Series: University of Manchester.; Publications; University of Manchester.; Publications, no. 296.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Charlton, H.B. (Henry Buckley), 1890-
Senecan tradition in Renaissance tragedy.
[Manchester] Manchester University Press, 1946
(OCoLC)589272892
Named Person: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H B Charlton
OCLC Number: 289927
Notes: Originally pub. as an introd. to the Poetical works of Sir William Alexander.
Description: vii, ccv pages 23 cm.
Contents: Seneca's tragedies --
Their dramatic qualities --
Their appeal to the Renaissance --
The relative importance of Latin and Greek tragedy in the Renaissance --
Relative availability of Seneca and the Greeks --
Claims for alleged Greek influence --
Contemporary claims --
Greek qualities in Renaissance tragedy --
Renaissance tragedies from Greek sources --
The school of Trissino --
Trissinian Hellenism --
English university drama and Greek tragedy --
The Senecan tradition in Italy --
Early humanist tragedies --
Theatrical tradition of later humanists --
Cinthio and his contribution to the Senecan tradition --
Cinthio's purpose and principles --
Qualities in Cinthio's drama --
The Senecan tradition in France --
Contact of the French and Italian tragedy --
Neglect of tragedy in France --
French Senecans in relation to society --
Aristocratic patronage in France and Italy --
Tragi-comedy in France and Italy --
Different characteristics of French and Italian tragedy --
Dramatic unities --
Plots of French tragedies --
The Senecan tradition in England --
Stages of its growth --
Contact of English with French and Italian tragedy --
Evolution of the English tradition --
Translators of Seneca --
Early Senecan dramatists --
Elizabethan tragedy prosper --
Later Elizabethan university tragedy --
Jonson's Senecan tragedy --
English imitators of French Seneca --
Alexander's dramas --
Sources and models --
The Monarchicke Tragedies --
Revision.
Series Title: University of Manchester.; Publications; University of Manchester.; Publications, no. 296.

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