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Chapman, George 1559?-1634

Works: 840 works in 3,316 publications in 5 languages and 50,130 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Dictionaries  Sources  Stories, plots, etc  Portraits 
Subject Headings: Poets, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: PR2447, 822.3
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Bussy D'Ambois by George Chapman( Book )
110 editions published between 1641 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,309 libraries worldwide
Chapman's Homer: the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the lesser Homerica by Homer( Book )
57 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,569 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
The widow's tears by George Chapman( Book )
47 editions published between 1612 and 2011 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, 'Eastward Ho!' is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the 'coterie' city comedies written for boy players, 'Eastward Ho!' gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously didactic, ironic, and triumphantly comic. 'Eastward Ho!' was performed at the Blackfriars playhouse in 1605. The play may well have been provoked by Dekker and Webster's 'Westward Ho!', produced by Paul's Boys in 1604; 'Eastward Ho!' parodies the earlier play's form
The works of Christopher Marlowe by Christopher Marlowe( Book )
2 editions published between 1910 and 1969 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. This Collection Includes:Edward the SecondHero and Leander And Other PoemsThe Jew of Malta Massacre at ParisTamburlaine the G
The comedies by George Chapman( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
All fools by George Chapman( Book )
15 editions published between 1780 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 674 libraries worldwide
The gentleman usher by George Chapman( Book )
27 editions published between 1606 and 2011 in English and held by 667 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
Poems by George Chapman( Book )
12 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
Revenge for honour : a tragedie by George Chapman( Book )
39 editions published between 1654 and 1995 in English and held by 469 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. 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 for further information or permissions. Glapthorne, Henry
Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )
39 editions published between 1780 and 2013 in English and German and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Hero and Leander: begun by Christopher Marloe; and finished by George Chapman by Christopher Marlowe( Computer File )
71 editions published between 1598 and 1968 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
The poems of George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )
15 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
The revenge of Bussy d'Ambois by George Chapman( Book )
39 editions published between 1613 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Bussy d'Ambois : a tragedie as it hath been often acted with great applause by George Chapman( Book )
39 editions published between 1641 and 1995 in English and French and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Hero and Leander, 1598 by Christopher Marlowe( Book )
31 editions published between 1598 and 1993 in English and held by 378 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
Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )
55 editions published between 1605 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Plays by William Shakespeare( Book )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Contains a section on Shakespeare's theatre, p.21-29.; Shakespeare's verse
The conspiracy and tragedy of Charles, Duke of Byron by George Chapman( Book )
10 editions published between 1929 and 1988 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
The tragedy of Alphonsus, Emperour of Germany : as it hath been [v]ery often a[cte]d (with great appl[ause] at the privat house in Black-Friers by His Maiesties servants by George Chapman( Book )
27 editions published between 1654 and 1995 in English and German and held by 239 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
Čapmen, Džordž, 1559-1634
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Chap., Geor. (George Chapman), 1559?-1634
Chapman, .. 1559-1634
Chapman, G.
Chapman, George 1559?-1634
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G. C. (George Chapman), 1559?-1634
G. C. (George Chapman), asi 1559-1634
George Chapman Brits toneelschrijver (1559-1634)
George Chapman drammaturgo, traduttore e poeta inglese
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George Chapman pisarz i poeta angielski
Georgius Chapmanus
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Чапмен, Джордж, 1559-1634
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チャプマン, G
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Italian (8)
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