The Resource Seneca by candlelight and other stories of Renaissance drama, Lorraine Helms

Seneca by candlelight and other stories of Renaissance drama, Lorraine Helms

Label
Seneca by candlelight and other stories of Renaissance drama
Title
Seneca by candlelight and other stories of Renaissance drama
Statement of responsibility
Lorraine Helms
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""English Seneca read by candlelight," wrote the Elizabethan author Thomas Nashe, "will afford you whole Hamlets." In the early decades of this century, literary and theater historians took Nashe at his word, finding Senecan tragedy at the source of Renaissance drama. More recently, critics have been inclined to dismiss traces of classical antiquity as a superficial veneer on a drama derived from medieval traditions." "In Seneca by Candlelight Lorraine Helms revisits this terrain to explore the rich and various ways in which classical learning shaped the theatrical culture of the Renaissance. Grounding her book as much in her own experiences as a performer as on her easy command of literary and social history, Helms uncovers the practical advice on acting and stagecraft to be found in the writings of ancient rhetoricians; reconstructs the extraordinary circumstances under which an English woman first rendered Euripides into her native language; and ponders the precedents in antiquity for Elizabethan portrayals of prostitution and female martyrdom."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Helms, Lorraine Rae
Index
index present
LC call number
PR655
LC item number
.H45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • Nash, Thomas
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (Philosophus)
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Classical literature
  • Mythology, Classical, in literature
  • English drama
  • Renaissance
  • Classical literature
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Mythology, Classical, in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Engels
  • Toneelstukken
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • Drama
  • Literatur
  • Antike
  • Geschichte 1580-1642
  • England
  • Englisch
Label
Seneca by candlelight and other stories of Renaissance drama, Lorraine Helms
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seneca by candlelight -- Iphigenia in Durham -- The saint in the brothel -- Voluntary wounds -- Ethnicke lamentations -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780812234138
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97015557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36847732
  • (OCoLC)ocm36847732
Label
Seneca by candlelight and other stories of Renaissance drama, Lorraine Helms
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seneca by candlelight -- Iphigenia in Durham -- The saint in the brothel -- Voluntary wounds -- Ethnicke lamentations -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780812234138
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97015557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36847732
  • (OCoLC)ocm36847732

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