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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy: Scholarly, Theatrical and Literary Receptions (Eric Dodson-Robinson) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004266469
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy: Scholarly, Theatrical and Literary Receptions (Eric Dodson-Robinson) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004266469
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Title: Brill's Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy: Scholarly, Theatrical and Literary Receptions

Author: Dodson-Robinson, Eric

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004266469

Volumes: 1; Pages: 344

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In Brill's Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy, Eric Dodson-Robinson incorporates essays by specialists working across disciplines and national literatures into a subtle narrative tracing the diverse scholarly, literary and theatrical receptions of Seneca's tragedies. The tragedies, influential throughout the Roman world well beyond Seneca's time, plunge into obscurity in Late Antiquity and nearly disappear during the Middle Ages. Profound consequences follow from the rediscovery of a dusty manuscript containing nine plays attributed to Seneca: it is seminal to both the renaissance of tragedy and the birth of Humanism. Canonical Western writers from Antiquity to the present have revisited, transformed, and eviscerated Senecan precedents to develop, in Dodson-Robinson's words, "competing tragic visions of agency and the human place in the universe."

Contents

List of Contributors

1 Introduction

Eric Dodson-Robinson

Part 1 - Antiquity

2 Imago res mortua est: Senecan Intertextuality

Christopher Trinacty

3 Seneca Tragicus and Stoicism

Christopher Star

4 Senecan Tragedy and the Politics of Flavian Literature

Peter J. Davis

Part 2 - Renaissance and Early Modern

5 Seneca Rediscovered: Recovery of Texts, Reinvention of a Genre

Gianni Guastella

6 The Reception of Seneca in the Crowns of Aragon and Castile in the

Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries 101

Tomas Martinez Romero

7 The Reception of the Tragedies of Seneca in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries in France

Florence de Caigny, Translated by Eric Dodson-Robinson

8 Germany and the Netherlands: Tragic Seneca in Scholarship and on Stage

Joachim Harst

Early "English Seneca": From "Coterie" Translations to the Popular Stage

Jessica Winston

10 Shakespeare vs. Seneca: Competing Visions of Human Dignity

Patrick Gray

Part 3 - Seneca in the Modern Age and Beyond

11 Senecan Gothic

Helen Slaney

12 Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Receptions of Seneca Tragicus

Francesco Citti

13 Seneca Our Contemporary: The Modern Theatrical Reception of Senecan Tragedy

Ralf Remshardt

14 Rereading Seneca: The Twenty-First Century and Beyond

Siobhan McElduff

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