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Chapman, George 1559?-1634

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Works: 788 works in 3,111 publications in 5 languages and 47,028 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, ed, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR2447, 822.3
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Most widely held works by George Chapman
Bussy D'Ambois by George Chapman( Book )
180 editions published between 1607 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,823 libraries worldwide
Chapman's Homer: the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the lesser Homerica by Homère( Book )
32 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Odyssey (1614-15), making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction, textual notes, a glossary, and a commentary. Garry Wills's preface to the Odyssey explores how Chapman's less strained meter lets him achieve more delicate poetic effects as compared to the Iliad. Wills also examines Chapman's "fine touch" in translating "the warm and human sense of comedy" in the Odyssey. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. --John Keats Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Homer Translations into English, Epic poetry, Greek Translations into English, Odysseus (Greek mythology) Poetry, Achilles (Greek mythology) Poetry, Trojan War Poetry
Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe( Book )
138 editions published between 1598 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
Marlowe's poem relates the Greek legend of Hero and Leander, youths living in cities on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Hero is a priestess or devotee of Venus in Sestos. At a festival in honor of her deity, Venus and Adonis, she is seen by Leander, a youth from Abydos on the opposite side of the Hellespont. Leander falls in love with her, and she reciprocates. Both young people are described as having more than human beauty. Leander is described as so attractive that even men find him beautiful. The homoerotic undertones of Leander's beauty are a foreshadowing of a future event in the poem. The edition read here includes the continuation by George Chapman
The widow's tears by George Chapman( Book )
41 editions published between 1612 and 1994 in English and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )
41 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )
96 editions published between 1605 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 libraries worldwide
The gentleman usher by George Chapman( Book )
38 editions published between 1606 and 1995 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
The story is set in an otherwise-unnamed duchy in Italy, ruled by Duke Alphonso. As the story opens, the Duke and his son and heir Prince Vincentio are both in love with the beautiful Margaret, the daughter of Earl Lasso. Alphonso's plan to marry the girl (though he is much too old for her) is supported by his court favorite Medice, a figure roundly disliked by the other characters. Medice is considered a poseur and vulgarian; though he masquerades as a great lord, he admits that he is illiterate. Vincentio's plan to marry Margaret himself is seconded by his close friend Lord Strozza, and Strozza's wife Cynanche. The two have a foolish nephew called Pogio who is the play's main clown
The tragedies by George Chapman( Book )
10 editions published between 1910 and 1970 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
The comedies by George Chapman( Book )
6 editions published between 1914 and 1961 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
All fools by George Chapman( Book )
14 editions published between 1780 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 667 libraries worldwide
The Iliads of Homer by Homer( Book )
74 editions published between 1611 and 1969 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
Poems by George Chapman( Book )
10 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
The conspiracy and tragedy of Charles, Duke of Byron by George Chapman( Book )
19 editions published between 1929 and 1988 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Revenge for honour a tragedie by George Chapman( Book )
34 editions published between 1654 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 libraries worldwide
The ascription to Chapman is not generally accepted. Has been identified with "The paraside, or, Revenge for honour", a play registered 1653 as the work of Henry Glapthorne. Cf. Parrott, T.M., ed. Plays and poems of George Chapman, the tragedies, p. 713-720; Thomas, D.L. Modern philology, Apr. 1908, p. 617-636; Cambridge hist. of Engl. lit., v. 6. Reproduction of original in British Library. (marc) 12260930. (stc) Wing C1948. (vid) 57887. (DLPS) A31672.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A31672.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Glapthorne, Henry
The poems of George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )
27 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
The plays of George Chapman: the comedies, a critical edition by George Chapman( Book )
34 editions published between 1961 and 1987 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
The works of George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )
37 editions published between 1874 and 1924 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 libraries worldwide
The plays and poems of George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )
22 editions published between 1910 and 1998 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
The revenge of Bussy d'Ambois by George Chapman( Book )
37 editions published between 1612 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Printer's name from STC. Signatures: A-K4. The first leaf is blank except for signature-mark "A. Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. (marc) 99857542. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 4989. (stc) Greg, I, 307. (vid) 23296. (DLPS) A18421.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A18421.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Bussy d'Amboise, -- 1549?-1579 -- Drama -- Early works to 1800
Sir Gyles Goosecappe, Knight a comedie by George Chapman( Book )
39 editions published between 1606 and 1996 in English and German and held by 325 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
C, G. 1559?-1634
C, G. ca 1559-1634
C., G. (George Chapman), 1559?-1634
C., G. (George Chapman), asi 1559-1634
Chap, Geor 1559?-1634
Chap., Geor. (George Chapman), 1559?-1634
Chapman, .. 1559-1634
Chapman, G.
Chapman, George 1559?-1634
Corc Çapmen
G. C.
G. C 1559?-1634
G. C ca 1559-1634
G. C. Gent.
G. C. (George Chapman), 1559?-1634
G. C. (George Chapman), asi 1559-1634
George Chapman drammaturgo, traduttore e poeta inglese
George Chapman englischer Dramatiker und Dichter
George Chapman pisarz i poeta angielski
Georgius Chapmanus
Джордж Чапмен
Чапмен, Джордж
Ջորջ Չապմըն
チャプマン, G
Languages
English (1,017)
French (37)
Italian (10)
German (3)
Multiple languages (1)
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